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HOLIDAYS | Movie Review – Tribeca Film Festival 2016

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Horror’s beauty lives inside every one of you!

What do Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Years have in common? Uniquely celebrated, it all boils down to uplifting one’s mind, body, and soul.

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature that puts a sinister spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. Collaborated by some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors, chills and thrills run up spines as the feature takes everyone’s morals and/or ideals and maliciously flips them.

Individually dark, creepy and twisted, HOLIDAYS’ cinematic eight-pack of shorts surely pokes a morbid stick upon those special days. The outcome? Well, as a whole, they come off in two ways: 1. Rejected scripts from studios that found life via the festival / VOD circuit and 2. The extra step taken inspired by a compilation of fake trailers courtesy of GRINDHOUSE (’07). Some having more horrid potential than others (Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day – my personal favorites), as a whole, those with blackened hearts and minds will find enjoyment within the eight-pack in some way, shape, or form. I surely did! Providing just about every single form of mind-fuck horror can provide, HOLIDAYS is one that deserves your twisted, celebratory soulful attention.


Grade: B / Genre: Horror / Rated: R / Run Time: 1:44

Starring: Madeleine Coghlan, Savannah Kennick, Rick Peters, Ruth Bradley, Isolt McCaffrey, Peter Campion, Ava Acres, Petra Wright, Mark Steger, Sophie Traub, Aleksa Palladino, Sheila Vand, Jennifer Lafleur, Sonja Kinski, Jocelin Donahue, Michael Gross, Ashley Greene, Olivia Rousch, Harley Quinn Smith, Harley Morenstein, Shelby Kemper, Seth Green, Clare Grant, Lorenza Izzo, and Andrew Bowen

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Kevin Kolsch, and Dennis Widmyer

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