5 tales the overlap characters and places but really not any true central theme was probably done to be able to use the same actors and locations to save some money. This is not horror, this is basic cable television movie horror. I have seen every movie anthology and probably watched every episode of Tales From the Crypt, Alfred Hitchcock, The Hitcher, Chiller, etc. so I think I know what works and what does not. I can deal with low budget stuff, I mean I still enjoy the original Outer Limits and Lost in Space, so the bad special effects didn't bother me. The acting is terrible for the most part, and the direction is very straight forward and really does nothing for suspense or atmosphere in any way. The major failing of this is the writing. The stories just aren't any good. No big twists or suprises. It really felt like a high school creative writing class. Some pretty good ideas that could be made into something with a lot of work and polish, but instead it was just shot without the rewrite. Quick example with the first short story. Why does the remote change her family? Maybe I can get by without an explanation. Why does it change her then? Why did the crazy guy change her? Why did he give the remote to her parents? They try to set the girl up as spoiled, so maybe he didn't like her. They never showed her being mean to him, so it is not well set up to why he would do this, and what is the ultimate point. Bad story and bad acting does this in. Skip it.