There’s no question that lately there’s been a resurgence in horror anthology films, due in no small part to the success of the V/H/S franchise, and now one indie filmmaker is taking a look at the subgenre with the doc We Come in Pieces: The Rebirth of the Horror Anthology Film.
From the Press Release
WE COME IN PIECES is a documentary short that chronicles and celebrates the past, present, and future of horror anthology films.
When filmmaker Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale, The Root of the Problem) set out to make his horror anthology film THE MORTUARY COLLECTION, producers rejected it outright. Time and time again, he was told that horror anthologies are dead at the studio level, but the question no one seemed to be able to answer was why?
To find out, Spindell teamed up with documentary filmmaker Ben Hethcoat (Dead Dad, D.I.Y), and together they sat down with legendary moviemakers Joe Dante (Gremlins, Twilight Zone: The Movie), Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), Darin Scott (Tales from the Hood), Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead), and a handful of genre experts to discuss the horror anthologies they love, the current state of the format, and the future of the horror anthology film.
In the course of making the documentary, Spindell and Hethcoat discovered that despite the studios reluctance to get behind the horror anthology format, the fans of the long-dormant subgenre are as fervent as ever. With renewed enthusiasm the filmmakers have set out to connect directly with those fans by launching a Kickstarter Campaign to finance THE MORTUARY COLLECTION independently.
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