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    I'm compiling a comprehensive list of supernatural/horror/sci-fi anthologies from all over the world, with a view to one day writing a book detailing and plot-outlining as many lost episodes and stories that have either been wiped or inexplicably lost. With over two thirds of the list being American anthologies, the list is fairly exhaustive, but I believe there are a number of anthologies still out there that have yet to grace my list, and I feel sure that the wise heads on this forum might be able to contribute. The British segment of the list has been pasted below and includes anthologies as recent as this year. Apologies in advance if any foreign anthologies have inadvertently made it onto this list. If you can add anything to this list, British anthologies only, then by all means, please do. Remember, to qualify, all episodes have to be stand-alone stories without regular characters � la The Twilight Zone.


    Tales of Mystery (1961-1963)
    Out of This World (1962)
    Out Of The Unknown (1965-1971)
    Mystery And Imagination (1966-1970)
    Armchair Thriller (1967-1980)
    Journey to The Unknown (1968)
    Shadows Of Fear (1970-1973)
    Menace (1970-1973)
    Dead of Night (1972)
    Wessex Tales (1973)
    Thriller (1973-1976)
    Leap In The Dark (1973-1980)
    Shadows (1975-1978)
    Beasts (1976)
    The Mind Beyond (1976)
    Supernatural (1977)
    Tales Of The Unexpected (1979-1988)
    Hammer House of Horror (1980)
    Play for Tomorrow (1982)
    Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense (1984)
    West Country Tales (1982-1983)
    Shades of Darkness (1983-1986)
    Worlds Beyond (1986)
    Chillers a.k.a Mistress of Suspense (1990)
    ITV Chiller (1995)
    BBC Ghosts (1995)
    Shockers (1999-2001)
    Spine Chillers (2003)
    Black Mirror (2012)

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    Do you count The Halfway House (1944) or Dead of Night (1945)?
    Not quite an anthology but they both tell lots of different people's tales in separate segments

    Steve

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    What about all the Amicus anthology films such as Tales From The Crypt?

    link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amicus_Productions

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    Yes, I knew this would crop up. I have included a number of anthologies of similar format on the American list such as Creepshow (1982), so yes Steve they're good shouts. I suppose you could also add The Crooked House (2008), although I haven't seen it and suspect the episodes might be connected. Also, The Ghost Story for Christmas collection, although not in any way an anthology or advertised as one. Then there's Dr Terror's House of Horror (1965). I would prefer bonafide anthologies but i'll take whatever I can at this stage.

    I felt compelled to start this research due to utter exasperation and frustration at discovering just how many fine episodes I'm never likely to view. At the moment I'm simply just gathering all the anthology titles that I can, once I have the definitive list, I can then set to work on each one. Luckily, I'd say that 80% of the American anthologies are acquirable either officially or otherwise and many are complete which saves much work. I guess the Americans had access to recording equipment a lot earlier than us and a surplus of new film stock.

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    Three Cases of Murder?

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    Three Cases of Murder?
    Good call.

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    By an African Camp Fire (1955-56)
    Late Night Horror (1967-68)
    Tales of Unease (1970)
    The Frighteners (1971-72)
    Orson Welles Great Mysteries (1973-74)
    Scorpion Tales (1978)

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    By an African Camp Fire (1955-56)
    Late Night Horror (1967-68)
    Tales of Unease (1970)
    The Frighteners (1971-72)
    Orson Welles Great Mysteries (1973-74)
    Scorpion Tales (1978)
    Gold mine! thank you so much for those additions Arfur; exactly what I was looking for.

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    If you google "Inner Sanctum" it should fit your bill. Valentine Dyall used to introduce it on TV and welcome you through the creaking door. It was the stuff that nightmares were made of.

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    Dramarama 'Spooky'
    The Mind Beyond
    Dead of Night
    Leap in the Dark
    Beasts
    Shadows of Fear
    When Reason Sleeps
    The Frighteners
    The Agatha Christie Hour
    Night Voices
    Tales of mystery and imagination

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    Inner Sanctum
    Yes, it's American and on my list.

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    The House that Dripped Blood, 1971

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    Gold mine! thank you so much for those additions Arfur; exactly what I was looking for.
    thanks, glad to be of help.

    there was another one called Haunted (1967) which had different stories.... but I think Patrick Mower was the resident hero?

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    Dramarama 'Spooky'
    When Reason Sleeps
    Night Voices
    They will do nicely, thanks Jaycad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    They will do nicely, thanks Jaycad.
    You're welcome! If I can think of any more I'll post.

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    The Inner Sanctum film series of the 1940s contained Weird Woman, the first film version of Night of the Eagle, with Lon Chaney Jr in the Peter Wyngarde role.

    from wikipedia ....

    "A series of six low-budget Universal Horror movies starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and based on the radio show was produced in the 1940s: Calling Dr. Death (1943), Weird Woman (1944), Dead Man's Eyes (1944), The Frozen Ghost (1945), Strange Confession (1945) and Pillow of Death (1945)."
    Last edited by batman; 02-04-12 at 07:37 PM.

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    I'm not sure the Inner Sanctum series of films can be called an anthology...

    I don't see Monster club mentioned anywhere, or Tales that witness Madness... I'm sure there's others.
    Last edited by Paul Waines; 07-04-12 at 10:46 AM.

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    As you mention "anthologies from all over the world" I imagine you've already got this on your "long list", but just in case... thirteen editions of the final series of "One Step Beyond" were made at MGM Studios in Borehamwood with British cast and crew.

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