Holidays horror anthology

The holidays and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly. They seem totally opposite, but end up fitting just right. A day like Halloween makes clear sense but several holidays have been given the horror treatment over the years. Now, all of them will come together in one massive movie.

XYZ Films and Distant Corners Entertainment are teaming up to make Holidays, a horror anthology film that’ll feature segments based on holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Mother’s Day. Among the directors participating are Kevin Smith (Clerks), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Nicholas McCarthy (At The Devil’s Door), Sarah Smith (The Midnight Swim) and Anthony Scott Burns with more on the way. Below, read more about the Holidays horror anthology. Read More »


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The film, co-written and directed by Matt Johnson and starring Johnson and Owen Williams, is about a couple of high school kids that set out to make a film about giving bullies a taste of their own medicine. But the kids, hardcore Tarantino fans, end up taking the “movie within a movie” in a scary and serious direction.

The trailer is quite good; check it out below. Note that the footage is probably not safe for work due to language.

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The thriller is expected to begin shooting in February, though Schumacher has said that he may shoot another, smaller film before that. Berry will next appear in Garry Marshall’s limp-looking ensemble romcom New Year’s Eve, and is currently shooting Cloud Atlas with directors Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski. [Coming Soon]

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