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

Or at least, that’s what the official synopsis tells us.. what we actually got was a collection of horror shorts that are sub-par at best. Difficult to follow, weird and to be honest, cheaply made for the most part. If you want to see a good modern anthology, I recommend Trick’r Treat.

  • Valentine’s Day (written & directed by Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer)
    • This was probably the best story in the entire movie. A school girl is bullied by classmates, while also being in love with her swim coach.
  • St. Patrick’s Day (written & directed by Gary Shore)
    • This one was just weird… A young teacher learns the frightening truth about the legendary snakes of St. Patrick. A student makes her deepest wish come true, with a sick twist.
  • Easter (written & directed by Nicholas McCarthy)
    • Bizarre and, down right silly.. A young girl who wakes up and sees the Easter Bunny arrive is in for a shock.
  • Mother’s Day (written & directed by Sarah Adina Smith)
    • A woman who can’t stop getting pregnant finds herself involved with a coven of barren witches after attending a strange ritual.
  • Father’s Day (written & directed by Anthony Scott Burns)
    • A teacher receives a mysterious cassette tape from her long-estranged father that leads to a darker mystery. The answer for why he disappeared may not be what she expected.
  • Halloween (written & directed by Kevin Smith)
    • I honestly thought that I would expect better from Kevin Smith.. but, after seeing “Tusk“. Nope. A man running an internet cam sex business finds himself in dire straits when he crosses his employees on Halloween.
  • Christmas (written & directed by Scott Stewart)
    • A man goes to terrible lengths to get a virtual reality device for his son for Christmas, but finds himself haunted by it.
  • New Year’s Eve (written by Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer; directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer)
    • This one was uninspired, lazy and very disappointing. A disturbed young man discovers that his New Year’s date may be just as twisted.
Author: Jethal