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The anthology film (also known as the omnibus or portmanteau film) is a feature film that consists of several short films, made by one or more directors. Ealing Studios' "Dead of Night" (1945) was a landmark in the history of British horror. Amicus Productions, rival studio of the legendary Hammer Films, made the horror omnibus film its specialty in the 1970s: "From Beyond the Grave" with the tireless duo Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence is a highlight from the studio - and of the genre.
In the 1980s the American horror film industry looked for inspiration to comic culture (Creepshow) or television and produced several excellent anthology films. "Twilight Zone: The Movie" is a good example, as it unites heavy weights like Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis and George Miller as directors! A forgotten classic for those that feel nostalgic for Amblin Entertainment.