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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 28, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Steven Weber, Michael Moriarty, Warren Kole
  • Summary: The cable network has enlisted some of the genre's top directors (John Landis, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Joe Dante) for this weekly horror anthology.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Katz
    91
    Happy Halloween. [28 Oct 2005, p.79]
  2. It's simply a great idea that, if early indications are accurate, could stand as a horror classic for a television genre that's been inconsistent at best over the years.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    Any doubts the tube can get graphic enough for today's gore-heads disappear almost instantly with tonight's premiere installment.
  4. 75
    Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
  5. True, it's not quite "Tales From the Crypt" but is better than "Tales From the Darkside."
  6. 63
    And that's the problem. Is it horror or just horrible? Is it scary or just bloody?
  7. Reviewed by: Bill Gibron
    50
    If the first offering, "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," is any indication, the hoped-for resurrection of in-your-face frights is still a couple of corpses away.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    9
    Wow this series was something truly remarkable if your a fan of horror,each epsiode had a different actor who has made a name for themselves in the horror genre and each epsiode was good in its own right.This is a must see for horror fans. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2010
    0
    Maybe the young are rating this set and dont know about good work like 'The Shining' 'Phantasm' and such. the masters of horror have obvioulsy gotten old fat and slow (Like Orson after Kane) they arent hungry and it shows. The plots meander go no where and somtimes are silly. I challenge them to let young directors make productions who are eager to prove themselves. Even with a lousy story you can make it shine as evident by the orignal cut of The SHining and Kings more literal crappy version in the 90's. This is bad and maybe the ones posting the good reviews work in marketing for Showtime. Expand

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