Halloween is now only two days away and I hope that all of you have been getting in the spirit of the holiday especially with Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween. I wanted to watch something cool for today and I really love anthology horror films so I chose to watch the new film Holidays. Holidays is an holiday anthology film that goes through the various holidays of the calendar year. For example, a girl wants to get her crush a heart so he can get the surgery he needs, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day version of Rosemary’s Baby, but with reptiles, the Easter bunny and Jesus, a girl willing to go to the beyond to find her long lost father, a webcam scumbag who won’t let his girls celebrate Halloween, and so many more. The film stars Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno) as Jean, Seth Green (Robot Chicken) as Pete Gunderson, Harley Quinn Smith (Tusk) as Holly, Ruth Bradley (Flyboys) as Elizabeth Cullen, Madeleine Coghlan (Share) as Maxine, Clare Grant (Walk The Line) as Sarah Gunderson, Harley Morenstein (Tusk) as Ian, Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2) as Carol, Andrew Bowen (Po) as Reggie, Ashley Greene (Yoga Hosers) as Bree, Savannah Kennick as Heidi, Sonja Kinski (Vinyl) as Crystal, Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Persian, and many more. The film features the following directors Kevin Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Ellen Reid, Gary Shore, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, and Dennis Widmyer.
This was an interesting film to say the least because it seemed that every story was like a fairy tale or whatever because there was always a moral to the story (or at least some did). The New Year’s Eve one featured a guy who kidnaps his dates for long periods of time and if they haven’t fallen in love with him he eliminates them. Well, he sort of gets what is coming to him in this one. One story was a girl who was told by her mom not to look at the Easter bunny and do you think she listened? There is more that you just have to watch for yourself and you be the judge of what the moral of the stories are. One of my favorite segments of the film was definitely the one belonging to Kevin Smith cause he just goes over the top when it comes to what he makes (e.g. Tusk). All of the special effects in the film were very cool, the stories were actually very well written, and the acting was good. The film kind of had it all for an anthology film which is rare because some can definitely be better than others. My least favorite segment is a hard one to choose because I liked them all, but the St. Patrick’s Day one just ended very goofy for my taste. The film is available on Netflix right now as we speak and it may ruin some holidays for some of you. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.