A filmmaker by the name of Ryan Spindell recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for his next project The Mortuary Collection, wherein he’s looking to tap into the awesomeness of 80s horror flicks, particularly anthology films like Creepshow. Comprised of four twisted tales, centered around four distinct horror sub-genres, The Mortuary Collection is going to be jam packed with practical effects and everything else we love about 80s horror, so it’s definitely a fund worth donating to, if you’ve got a few extra bucks lying around.
In an effort to bring further attention to the campaign, and also shine the spotlight onto the relatively lost art of the horror anthology, Spindell has just put together a short documentary on the subject, which features interviews with filmmakers like Joe Dante (Gremlins) and Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), as well as a whole host of familiar faces from the internet horror community.
Fittingly titled We Come in Pieces, the documentary is short but deliciously sweet, as the various interview subjects discuss and dissect the appeal of horror anthologies, and what makes them so much damn fun to watch. In only 12 minutes, nearly every fan-favorite anthology flick is covered, from 1945’s Dead of Night all the way up to modern day anthologies like V/H/S.
If you’re a fan of anthology flicks, this is a must-watch documentary. And best of all, like all your favorite anthology segments, it’s short enough that it won’t wear out its welcome.