When one eye socket is empty, and the other has an eyeball in it, why must it always be the right eye socket that is empty (right from the skull's perspective)?I'll have to see Asylum.
Awesome stuff. I think my favorite may be the first Dead of Night one. Or the one with Michael Redgrave going all Lugosi…On with the translations! (Verification: remora.)Twilight ZoneFrenchThe Fourth Dimension. Tagline: “You’re travelling in a fantastic realm where the only boundaries are those of the imagination. Next stop…”The House That Dripped BloodPolishDom wampirów is [The] House of VampiresSpanishThe House of CrimesTorture GardenGermanDr. Diabolo’s Torture ChamberCreepshowGermanThe Original Creepshow Tagline: “It’s never been more fun to be scared.”Japaneseクリープショー is a transliteration: Kurīpushō.From Beyond the GraveJapanese呪われた墓 is Norowa reta haka, The Cursed Tomb.Hey, you missed this Belgian one which translates as The Mysteries of Beyond the Grave (French) and From the Other Side of the Grave (Dutch).The AsylumGermanThe Labyrinth of Horror or The Garden of Horror.BelgianThe Mysteries of the Asylum (French); The Horrors of the Asylum (Dutch).
Speaking of anthologies.I like that part in The Willies where Sean Astin is about to tell a story and one of his friends says, "This isn't going to about that time you and your friends found a pirate ship in a cave is it?".Also, two-thirds of Tales of the Quadead Zone (from the guy that brought you Black Devil Doll from Hell) are AMAZING. Oh, and Night Train of Terror. Hmm, anthology movies are great.
I remember when House of Crazies was in theatres, my brother cut out the tiny newspaper ad and stuck it inside the cellophane of his cigarette pack, and voila (or viola, as we say here in the South).... House of Crazies brand cigarettes.... how's that for random?
I love a horror anthology. Shame they're so rare these days.Or, at least, GOOD ones are.I especially loved SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, which had films by Fellini, Roger Vadim and Louis Malle. Fellini's TOBY DAMMIT is one of the most trippy, creepy things I've seen.Although, Stacie, I must point out that you missed one of the greatest horror anthologies of all time... BLACK SABBATH!!
Arrrgh, you're right! Dang. I've even reviewed that, so it's not as if I've never heard of it...oh well. Guess I'll save it for the KARLOFF edition!!
In the German Creepshow poster (the third Creepshow poster), is that an image from the movie? It doesn't look like a monster that I remember (I don't think it's the birthday short). Same picture in the last Creepshow picture, but reversed.
It's "The Creep", which is the narrator in the actual comic. He appears outside the kid's window in the wrap-around story...and I used to find him absolutely terrifying! :D
It is very hard to pick a favorite out of this bunch, but the first "From Beyond the Grave" one is pretty good. Aaa! A giant hand! Not, say, a rotting hand or a skeleton hand -- but a really big hand! I also get kind of a resigned vibe from the damsel. "Giant hand. Whatever. Here we go."Bill, I love "House of Crimes." It's not like the Spanish to be understated.
I actually majored in Anthological studies. My thesis was on creepy dolls that say creepy things at creepy times.
Stacie - yeah, the fact that the Creep was clearly on the side of the kid outside whose window he was lurking did nothing to make him less scary/nightmare-inducing.I, too, love me some anthology horror. I even like TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS even though I realize it isn't very good.And I dug GRIM PRAIRIE TALES, though it isn't really straight-up horror.
The third Twilight Zone poster cracks me up. "Four acclaimed directors".... well, perhaps Spielberg at the time. As for the rest, make it "two up and comers" (Dante and Miller) and "one hit or miss" (Landis).
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