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When it came to Dark Skies/Legion director Scott Stewart’s segment for the horror anthology, Holidays, the director gave genre fans something very different than expected. A story of a man who goes to some interesting lengths to get a popular Virtual Reality gift for his wife’s Christmas gift, the segment shows how little mistakes can end up haunting you in the long run.
We spoke to a few of the directors behind Holidays (Our Nicholas McCarthy interview was featured yesterday and my chat with The Midnight Swim director Sarah Adina Smith can be read over at Shock Till You Drop), and Stewart was one of them. We had a brief, but pretty informative chat with the director and this is what he had to say:
Virtual reality seems to be a big craze these days, with everything from attractions at technology conventions to Google Cardboard, what inspired your story? »
- Jerry Smith
Some of the biggest days on the calendar are viewed through a dark lens in the new horror anthology Holidays. Featuring a plethora of intriguing characters, one of the film’s standouts is Andrew Bowen’s performance as Reggie: an unconventional serial killer looking for his next victim on New Year’s Eve. Following Holidays’ world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival (and VOD debut) and ahead of its April 22nd theatrical release, we caught up with Bowen for our latest Q&A feature.
Andrew, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, and congratulations on your excellent work in Holidays. What attracted you to this film and the role of Reggie in the “New Year’s Eve” segment?
Andrew Bowen: Thank you so much! It was such a cool project to work on. I got involved after my friend and producer Gabriella Lugo (who produced [the] “Christmas »
- Derek Anderson
This April’s VOD offerings are a strong and eclectic bunch, including one of my favorite films out of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, The Invitation, which arrives on digital platforms April 8th.
For you Norman Reedus fans out there, IFC releases the road thriller Sky, in which he plays a supporting role, on April 15th. The latest horror anthology, Holidays, makes its VOD bow on the same day, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, and if you dig Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, then you have The Tell-Tale Heart to look forward to on April 5th.
The Girl in the Photographs (Vertical Entertainment) – April 1st
- Heather Wixson
Ahead of its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming anthology horror Holidays which features a cast that includes Lorenza Izzo, Seth Green and Kevin Smith; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Holidays is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions and assumptions, making Holidays a celebration of the horror on those same special days’ year after year. A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (TheMidnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).
Holidays is set for release on April 22nd. »
- Amie Cranswick
If middling ensemble rom-coms are your preferred method of celebrating the holidays, Garry Marshall’s recent output should have you covered. But if you’d prefer to be scared senseless on all the special days of the year? Well then, the new horror anthology Holidays might be more in your wheelhouse. Directors Kevin Smith, Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin […]
The post ‘Holidays’ Horror Anthology Gets Trailer and Release Date appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
I was lucky enough to be able to do a couple of set visits on the horror anthology Holidays last year for Fangoria (here and here), and what I found was a very unique approach to the anthology subgenre. Featuring an impressive set of directors such as Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch 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), Holidays gives each filmmaker a chance to tackle a celebratory day of the year, with varying tones and approaches.
Set the make its world premiere on April 14th at the upcoming Tribeca Films Festival, the horror anthology now has a set of stills and a trailer to hype you fright fanatics up, and has also announced a VOD release date of April 15th, »
- Jerry Smith
Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films are embracing seasonal scares by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to Holidays. Featuring segments from directors including Kevin Smith and Starry Eyes’ Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the horror anthology now has VOD and theatrical release dates and is teased in a new trailer.
Holidays will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 14th, and fans won’t have to wait long to see it at home, either, as the film will be released on digital and VOD platforms on April 15th, followed by a theatrical release beginning April 22nd:
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (March 14, 2016) – Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films have partnered to acquire the global distribution of the horror anthology Holidays, which was produced by John Hegeman’s Distant Corners Entertainment in association with Xyz Films. The film will have its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 14th. »
- Derek Anderson
In what will be will be one of the first global launches of a day-and-date independent film campaign Vertical Entertainment and Xyz will release the new horror anthology, Holidays, April 15th with worldwide digital and VOD platforms followed by a targeted U.S. theatrical release on April 22nd.
The film will have its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival only one day prior on April 14th.
A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Unbound), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate [Continued ...] »
8 items from 2016
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