Anthologies (which are episodic) give the viewers a short story to consume, sometimes they are Fantastic, sometimes they are only OK and sometimes they are Awful, the great things about Anthologies is that the viewers are not required to commit a large chunk of their time to determine if their time is being wasted in watching a story that is going nowhere. 50 States of Fright is sliced up into 2-4 7-8 minute segments of a story which allows the viewer the advantage of being able to decide after just 7-8 minutes whether or not they wish to invest anymore of their time or whether they have wasted enough of their time already. I do wish that each story was told in one 22-25 minute story as opposed to 2-4 7-8 minute segments as I have yet to watch a story that I did not at minimum find "decent" and some of the stories i would have loved to see a full length 2hr movie out of. IF you love anthologies (especially Horror Anthologies) then I recommend giving "50 States of fright" a chance. Again there are going to be some episodes you do not like but even the ones you don't care for, you are only investing no more then 22-30 minutes of your time. * My Personal Favorite? Minnesota - "Grey Cloud Island"