The horror anthology series. The Twilight Zone started it. The Outer Limits borrowed it. Tales From the Dark Side made it darker. Tales From the Crypt made it sexy. Horror has always lent itself to the short form, whether in the written word, or on the TV screen. Great horror stories don’t need much time to work their magic. All they need to be successful is creativity, and this horror short done in the anthology style makes me pine for the days when creative  horror shorts scared us through the TV late at night. With the recent praise, and recognition of Black Mirror, a dark SciFi anthology series, maybe it’s time someone bring back the horror anthology for another go. Heck, I have no idea why HBO hasn’t brought back Tales From the Crypt already!

Brent Sims’ Grave Shivers from Sims Films on Vimeo.