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Holidays Reviews

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½ February 23, 2017
A solidly entertaining anthology film revolving around different holidays. As is common, some segments work better than others, but overall the mostly tongue in cheek nature works in it's favor. 3 1/2 stars
December 31, 2016
Truly one of the stupidest ideas for a movie. All four holiday tales are unimaginative and the acting is so terrible, it's unbearable.
½ December 8, 2016
didn't really like mother's day or father's day (the latter was good until the end) but quite enjoyed the rest.
December 8, 2016
Most of the shorts are pretty bad only a few were actually good such as Easter, Fathers Day, and the hilarious St Patrick's Day, but then there are the atrocities such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, and especially Mother's Day, witch is one of the worst things I've ever seen.
½ December 2, 2016
Holidays is a holiday-themed, horror anthology, strung together with eight shorts by eight different directors to give us the chills during any of the aforementioned celebrations; however, like most anthologies, all of the segments vary in quality with the ratio skewing more to the negative than positive throughout. Horror anthologies by design should work wonders: you get "X" amount of people together, each given a theme and a ten-minute window to execute an engaging story, and the creative juices should be flowing in one streamlined direction. But, time has proven that that is simply not the case. The film has a couple of notable stars in front of and behind the camera including Seth Green, Kevin Smith, his daughter Harley Quinn Smith, Lorenza Izzo, and Epic Meal Time's Harley Morenstein, but none of them should feel proud for taking part in this. The holidays these shorts tackle are Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's Eve and the results are mediocre at best; some starting with promise, then quickly dipping in quality. My favourite short was by-far the Easter one, and the dumbest was surprisingly Kevin Smith's Halloween segment, which went for gross-out torture and had very little to do with the holiday the short was built around. Overall, this was a clever concept that should have been at the very least, fun, but the execution of these shorts really underwhelmed me and it was a bit of a drag sitting through it to the end.
½ November 27, 2016
Terrible. Sick for all the wrong reasons and even misrepresented some holidays. Felt like the writers couldn't connect with the audience they were trying to impress.
November 26, 2016
A weird, unbalanced collection of short films.
November 24, 2016
Really good lots of Gore
November 8, 2016
Father's day, one of the most depressing, dark, desolate and terrifying horror short films that i've seen.
½ November 5, 2016
Like short stories, anthologies can be fun because of the variety. Some of these stories are good, others not so much. Overall, the quality is low compared to something like the much better Trick or Treat.
½ November 3, 2016
"Valentine's Day": Terrible, especially the dialogue; not a great way to start. 1 Star
"St. Patrick's Day": Hilariously odd b-movie, with a super-dark sense of humor. 3 Stars
"Easter": Best of the bunch; a mentally terrifying and visually striking fever-dream; monster is a uniquely grotesque vision of how our stories can affect children. 4 Stars
"Mother's Day": Most down to earth, but completely uncompelling. 1.5 Stars
"Father's Day": A mood piece whose mood works, but whose story and resolve are lacking. 2.5 Stars
"Halloween": Schlocky, gross-out horror about worthy vengeance...unfortunately Kevin Smith can't write dialogue or direct actors worth a crap anymore. 2.5 Stars
"Christmas": Nice to see Seth Green, but this twisty tale is just plain stupid. 2 Stars
"New Year's": With the best dialogue and character development of them all, this is a surprising amount of demented fun. 3.5 Stars
October 30, 2016
It's an anthology film, you know the drill. Some segments are good, some not so good, some are just downright bad. To get it out of the way, you can just go ahead and skip Kevin Smith's contribution on Halloween. It's a painful attempt at girl power that barely has anything to do with the actual holiday aside from featuring girls in costumes. Then there's segments like Easter and Saint Patrick's Day that have some really clever ideas and a celebration of the holiday, but they don't quite know how to execute them and the results are more just weird than clever or scary. Still, even the lesser segment still have some chills and creativity to them (except Halloween, which is just unforgivably shitty), and there are a couple like New Years Eve and Christmas that are quite a lot of fun. The highlight of the film though is Father's day, which is emotional and brilliant. It uses some clever filming techniques with a girl visiting a place she went to as a child while listening to a tape of her visit there as a child which merges the past and present in some interesting ways, and an emotional heft to the whole thing that creates a great sense of tension. Still, even Father's Day has an ending that leaves something to be desired, like they had a really good idea but weren't sure how to close it. Holidays is full of great ideas that aren't always executed in the best way. It's ambitious, and most of the directors clearly have a great deal of talent, but I wish there stories had been thought through more. It leaves something to be desired, but what you get is still worth a look.
Super Reviewer
October 30, 2016
Patchy, but enough good stories to make it a worthwhile watch.
I liked the Halloween, Xmas and St Patrick's day the best. The others were missable.
½ October 19, 2016
A horror anthology so dull you'd rather be stuck in traffic than on this vacation. 3/10
October 12, 2016
Holidays was a pretty average collection of horror shorts, but it had me hooked from the first 2 on. All of the shorts are pretty unique, but there are definitely some that stand out above the rest. If you liked the V/H/S franchise, you'll probably enjoy this, but know that the quality of the shorts is just as scattershot.
½ October 11, 2016
Really weird horror anthology, but I fucking liked it man. It doesn't deserve 24%. The entire St. Patrick's Day short was great, and there were other great ones too. (Like the one with Seth Green). Fun concept, Solid Execution.
October 10, 2016
Anthology piece with 3/8s of it being of quality. Valentines Day and New Years being the major highlights.
October 8, 2016
Think of the worst cheesiest horror short stories you can imagine, theme them around holidays and put them together in a film. From the sublime (Easter) to the ridiculous (most of them) to the downright foul and horrible with no redeeming quality whatsoever (Halloween). This anthology is best forgotten or at least switched off after the Easter tale.
October 1, 2016
Another freaky and bloody horror anthology film that goes in more directions than you'd expect
The only actor I know is Seth Green while a lot of the other players are largely unknowns
From Valentine's Day to St. Patrick's Day to New Year's 9 different directors pull their own unique, gruesome twists on traditional days of celebration
They definitely know how to make the viewer squirm at not-so-traditional activities
A good freaky watch
½ September 25, 2016
A few unusual things here.
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