The 1981 Annual World’s Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim, and The Best Horror Stories From The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume I (1989). I read it in the first of those, and there are copies going on Amazon dirt cheap.
So, my recommendation to anyone who likes SF and/or horror: pick up a copy of World’s Best SF 1981, even if only for that one story. Don’t look up a synopsis of the story or anything, just spend $1 on a copy on the off chance. If it has stuck in my mind for 20 years and almost won a Nebula, it must be worth $1.
There’s also a Bob Leman anthology, Feesters in the Lake, but it’s about $36, which is a bit much.
The story was retitled “A View Through The Window”, if you want to track down the Night Visions TV version. I recommend against doing so, though. © mathew 2017
© mathew 2017