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★★☆☆ – (2019) – Anthology of four stories that focus on bed bugs, an antique necklace, a hermit, and a living hand. Slightly better than the previous collection as the tales here are more focused, but they’re still underwhelming and still take place in a MOTEL. Nothing stands out as great, but nothing is particularly miserable.

Horror Hotel: The Movie

★½☆☆ – (2016) – Anthology of six stories that focus on space chicks, the comatose, a skip tracer, identity swapping, murder contemplation, and a male-free future. A dreadful collection of lame tales that share two common traits: they all take place in a MOTEL and they all stink. The final story shows some signs of mild creativity, but the others merely follow trails of cliches.

Terrorgram

★★☆☆ – (1990) – Anthology of three stories that focus on a filmmaker terrorized by his creations, an anchorwoman terrorized by a hit and run victim, and a veteran terrorized by a dead soldier. The second story is by far the highlight, as it features some nifty (if not cheesy) creativity. The other two stories are rather pointless and pathetic, but they at least try to entertain.

Holidays

★★½☆ – (2016) – Anthology of six stories that focus on a bullied teen, an evil spawn, a resurrected creature, fertility rituals, a family search, female revenge, a virtual reality device, and dual murderers, all taking place on separate holidays. Though there are brushes with amateurism and silliness, there are also moments of shock and tension. Nothing stands out as a classic, as even the best tales have lackluster outcomes, but this is enjoyable straight through.

All the Creatures Were Stirring

★½☆☆ – (2018) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a twisted office party, demon knights, yuletide psychosis, a vengeful reindeer, and an alternate reality. The black box theater setup is different, but the stories themselves are bland and uninspiring. Most stories have no resolution, making this feel like a collection of thrown away ideas.

Halloween Tales

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Anthology of four stories that focus on an internet creep, a murderous cult, parental angst, and a ranting blowhard. First, these aren’t Halloween tales since none take place on Halloween! Second, the entire wraparound is a blatant rip off of Tales from the Crypt. Other than that, this is awful due to stiff writing and stiffer line delivery. Only good for unintentional chuckles.

Torture Garden

★★☆☆ – (1967) – Anthology of four stories that focus on a vengeful cat, a secret film society, an active piano, and Edgar Allan Poe. Each segment is unpredictable and uneasy to figure out, which is a plus, but they also move at a crawl. Utilizes some good ideas and some great actors, but is hardly ever shocking.