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Holidays (2016)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 15 April 2016 (USA)
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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 by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.


Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kölsch (as Kevin Kolsch) | 7 more credits »


Anthony Scott Burns (segment), Kevin Kölsch (segment) (as Kevin Kolsch) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Coghlan ... Maxine (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Savannah Kennick ... Heidi (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Rick Peters ... Coach Rockwell (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Kate Rachesky ... Cathy (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Marilyn Flores ... Swim Team Member (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Emily Haggins Emily Haggins ... Swim Team Member (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Sierra Malo Sierra Malo ... Swim Team Member (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Aimee Sagara Aimee Sagara ... Swim Team Member (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Britain Simons ... Handsome Boy (segment: "Valentine's Day")
Ruth Bradley ... Elizabeth (segment: "Saint Patrick's Day")
Peter Campion Peter Campion ... The Man (segment: "Saint Patrick's Day")
Isolt McCaffrey Isolt McCaffrey ... Grainne (segment: "Saint Patrick's Day")
Norma Sheahan ... The Voice (segment: Saint Patrick's Day) (voice)
Guy Carleton Guy Carleton ... St. Patrick (segment: "Saint Patrick's Day")
Glen Barry ... TV Presenter (segment: "Saint Patrick's Day")


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 Vertical Entertainment

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Surviving them is hell. See more »


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Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feriados See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The abandoned building in the "Father's Day" segment also appears in The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) directed by Werner Herzog. See more »


Father: 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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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »


Montezuma II
By Mister Squinter
Played during segment "Mother's Day"
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Visionary filmmaking with a few foibles
14 April 2016 | by JDCuseSee all my reviews

Had the pleasure of seeing this at the Tribeca Film Festival. As a fan of genre-cinema, I went into this screening expecting to be entertained above all else. It unequivocally delivered on that account. This is an anthology film, and the directors were given total free reign to make whatever short they pleased so long as it followed the single rule of being "about" a certain holiday. Inevitably, some shorts are better than others. A couple are not too great (surprisingly, filmmaker Kevin Smith's is on the lower tier). But others are transcendental, surpassing everything I expected from such a niche, micro-budget anthology film. These are shorts I will return to many more times, and anticipate the release of this DVD just so I can re-experience those few gems. Why were they so damn good? Because they had VISION. They were demonstrative of their respective filmmaker's personalities, and weren't burdened by commercial circumscriptions. I am talking about three in particular: the Irish St. Patty's Day film (which was the most experimental and most European and most surrealist), the Father's Day film (arguably the most cinematic and the least "horror" centric--it's more of a sci-fi and a very compelling one at that), and lastly, my personal favorite, the Easter bunny film, which I don't want to spoil because everything about it is almost perfection. Listen, if you're a fan of horror and want to see what a few visionaries can do with a low budget and effectively no rules, you won't be disappointed. Also, shout outs to the runner ups in my book: the Christmas short starring Seth Greene (which also has a VR component at the festival) and the New Years short starring Lorenza Izzo. My only complaint is that her husband Eli Roth didn't participate!

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