The anthology series has become a bit of a lost art. But I for one have always enjoyed them. A weekly television show with a continual season-long story build is fine. But I must admit that I prefer the freedom that self-contained stories provide. If you miss a week, it’s no big deal. You’re not losing any vital information. And you can view episodes out of order without screwing up the continuity of the story, which is always nice.
Anthologies are also the easiest type of series to enjoy more than once. Sure, I rewatched all 9 seasons of “The X-Files” a number of years ago, but let’s be honest: I’ve seen Twilight Zone’s “The Howling Man” 20+ times, and I will happily watch it 20 more. I can’t say that I’m too jazzed about rewatching X-Files for a third time. Maybe in another 10-15 years, but not right now.
I’m kicking off the Halloween season here on Seeker of Truth with the first of a two-part “Horror Anthologies” series. These are twelve of the best horror anthologies I could scare up, and I’ll feature six selections per post. I can’t claim to have seen every last episode, but I’ve seen enough to give each show a thumbs up. They’re listed in no particular order, though I’m sure most of you can guess a few of my favourites on your own. Continue reading