Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.
When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
A band of students comes to celebrate the New Year in an old manor house isolated from everything. But soon after their arrival, strange events disrupt the atmosphere, before the party turns squarely to the nightmare.
Tony T. Datis
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 (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).Written by
One of the bullies on the swim team is wearing a red hat with a rainbow on it. Like one of the bullies in Carrie 1976 version. See more »
I'm so happy that you came. Daddy loves you so much, Carol. I'm so proud of you. If you have come and you have found me, then you are here. You're finally here in this room of your own free will. Oh, Carol, that means that you and I can be together again... Together.
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Holidays offers us eight tales of a very variable quality, without a common theme or an "involving story" to unify the experience. The tales are (in order of appearance): Valentine's Day, which I found reasonably satisfactory, establishing the tone of the film with equal portions of drama, madness and subtle but efficient gore; St. Patrick's Day, my favorite tale of the movie, due to its big doses of style, excellent performances and an atmosphere which reminded me of The Wicker Man (1973) and The Lair of the White Worm; Easter, whose solid development is ruined by an abrupt and unsatisfactory ending; Mother's Day, which unfortunately ends when it was starting to get interesting; Father's Day, whose tension and mystery are elevated with a good rhythm, until... What the hell was that? Is that really the ending?; Halloween, which is the worst tale despite having been made by the most famous director of this anthology (Kevin Smith), because I found it predictable, overacted and vulgar, and not vulgar in the likable style of Clerks, but in a genuinely disgusting way; Christmas, which I found ridiculous and illogical; and New Year's Eve, offering a poor visual style and a weak screenplay. Nevertheless, the whole experience of Holidays offers enough pros to earn a slight recommendation. And besides, I was left with wishes of watching a full-length film of St. Patrick's Day... what is more, it made me have a better understanding of "Whacking Day", the parody of that celebration made in The Simpsons.
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