Serving as a gruesome counterpoint to the sugary niceness of Gary Marshall’s Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Mother Day movies, Holidays is a twisted anthology horror from a team of stellar filmmakers. Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet), join some of the brightest minds in the most sinister genre, as they lead you on a series of deviously dark, spine-chilling thrill-rides.
Most of the major holidays are given the extreme treatment, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are all explored in suitably grisly ways. While I look forward to seeing what horrors they’ve cooked up, I think they’ve seriously missed a trick by not serving us a Pancake Day nightmare.
Holidays is available for Digital Download on July 16th, but DVD fans will have a bit longer to wait as it’s released on the shiny disc format on October 10th. Check out the brand new UK trailer below.
From an extremely gruesome Easter to a disturbingly macabre Valentine’s Day, Holidays is a portmanteau horror unlike any other: exploring a full calendar year of grisly festive stories, and bringing out the most twisted and subversive sides of each seasonal celebration.