After Midnight

After Midnight

★★☆☆ – (1989) – Anthology of four stories that focus on a hedge clipper killer, girls lost in a bad area, a radio DJ stalker, and the ax murderer wraparound. The college set-up isn’t bad, and leads to less obvious surprises than the stories told within. Pretty well made for a late ’80s effort that went nowhere.

The ABCs of Death 2

ABCs of Death 2, The

★★½☆ – (2014) – Anthology of 26 stories based on each letter of the English alphabet. An improvement over the original, as even the silly segments are handled with some care. “W” is especially disturbing, but many episodes are unique and satisfying in their own way. An overall success.

Asylum (1972)

Asylum (1972)

★½☆☆ – (1972) – Anthology of four stories that focus on a dismembered body, a mysterious suit, a murderess, and human replica robots. The concept of telling stories through mental patients is commendable, but the tales themselves are rather flat and dopey. Sometimes amusing, but never scary, humorous, or surprising.