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6 Awesome Horror Anthology Films Now Streaming on Netflix

Horror anthologies had a massive heyday in the 1980s, but recently the style has made a strong comeback. Below are six killer horror anthologies that are currently on Netflix Instant. These are from a variety of time periods and use an assortment of framing devices, but all are sure to chill.

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (1990)

This is an anthology classic! Debbie Harry plays a witch who traps a young boy and plans to eat him. While she prepares the rest of her dinner, the boy delays her progress by telling her creepy stories. The “gargoyle” tale is epic!

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HOLIDAYS (2016)

The film works its way through the major calendar holidays, weaving terrifying stories for each one. Stand-outs are Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day!

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THE ABCS OF DEATH (2012)

Each letter is a horror segment- A is for Apocalypse, B is for Bigfoot, and so on. The styles and quality are wildly varied, but there are some really great shorts mixed into the bunch.

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ABCS OF DEATH 2 (2014)

I actually like part two a lot more than part one. This films feel more diverse with a lot of international flavors mixed in. The segments also seem to be more prepared and better put together.

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V/H/S (2012)

V/H/S boasts some of the best creators in the contemporary horror industry- Adam Wingard, Ty West, Radio Silence, and several others. Each slice uses the concept that the shorts are found footage films shot on old VHS tapes.

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V/H/S 2 (2013)(Cover photo)

The sequel utilizes the framework of a private investigator who finds a stack of VHS tapes when exploring a teen’s disappearance. Most of the directors are different from the first film, offering multiple styles and some nice diversity. The stand-out segment here is Safe Haven which still gives me chills!

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