When I was younger, I used to hurry home from school to catch the Syfy (what was then Sci-Fi) Channel's afternoon block of programming: Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Ray Bradbury Theater; and Tales From the Darkside. I loved that weird anthology show that was never super-scary, but gross and twisted and fun.
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Genre television is becoming a major presence in primetime TV. Shows like American Horror Story, Hannibal, True Blood and Grimm are dominating the air and doing big numbers for cable and network stations alike. Subsequently, there is a new trend of reviving series once thought to be dead. Netflix is resurrecting Arrested Development, Fox is bringing back 24, TBS rebooted Cougartown. FEARnet is even getting in on the game, bringing back Reaper with an all-new reunion special airing May 28th.
The great thing about anthology horror is that a single film can contain both good and bad efforts.