I prefer my horror in truncated form; for a genre dependent on sustaining heightened emotion, there's more prospect for success. Why not list off preferences from television and film? I'm a sucker for the HBO Tales From the Crypt series. Although it wore out its welcome, the first four seasons were remarkably effective--the episodes helmed by Walter Hill and Robert Zemekis were mini-masterpieces. My favorite would probably be the pilot, "The Man Who Was Death," centering on a self-righteous executioner who strays off into vigilantism. A nasty bit of noir. Although Twilight Zone: The Movie is largely a missed opportunity, I have great affection for the opening sequence with Albert Brooks and Dan Ackroyd, and of course George Miller's "Nightmare" adaptation, which is among the most visceral 20 minute productions put to celluloid. Anyone else?