‘Holidays’ is a creatively creepy collaboration

Among the new movies that were released Friday, April 22 is a horror anthology comprised of eight freaky fairy tales, each centered around a different holiday.


HolidaysAn 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. Featuring segments by Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Matt Johnson, Scott Stewart, Nick McCarthy, Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch, Sarah Adina Smith and Anthony Scott Burns. (NR – 100 minutes)

All of the directors whose vignettes appear in “Holidays” know that the most effective path to scares is to take something innocent and turn it on its head so that it is forever defiled in our mind. The new horror anthology is comprised of eight freaky fairy tales, each centered around a different holiday. Although some of the ties to said holidays are a little loose, the stories are all undoubtedly deeply disturbing and therefore amusingly memorable. Independence Day and Thanksgiving are notable omissions but that only further illustrates the need for a sequel to this creatively creepy collaboration. (3 Stars)

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and BreakRadioShow.com that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at joseph.airdo@gmail.com.

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