Hello Horror fiends and welcome back to Bound by Horror! The blog where I dive into the modern horror world and all it has to offer. Today's fright-filled movie is an anthology film entitled Holidays. It hearkens back to our youth, or well our parents youth that we like to pretend to be our own, with the greatest anthology of them all, The Twilight Zone!
In this film we have 8 different holidays, each being a stand alone story written and directed by a different person. Each one setting up it's own world and delivering an intriguing story with a powerful twist to close it out.
The holidays in the film are; Valentine's Day, St. Patrick, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve. Each film uses not only the holiday they were assigned as a back drop for the story but tried to fit it in as much as possible.
We start off with Valentine's Day was all about a coach who needed a new heart and a loved sick girl on the swim team trying to do her part.
Next up with have St. Patrick's day where we dive into the roots of the holiday and deal with the creepiest little girl you could ever imagine.
Easter is the closes we come to an old school horror story complete with a monster, only he doesn't kill the little girl, he just turns her into one of his own!
Mother's Day follows the world's most fertile woman as she tries to find a way to stop getting pregnant all the time. It backfires when she comes across a den full of barren women.
Father's Day follows a young girl as she tries to reconnect with her dead father.
Halloween, written by the one and only Kevin Smith, involves a man who runs a house full of sex web cam operators and what happens when they get fed up with the way he runs things.
Christmas involves Seth Green letting a man die in order to get a gift for his son. A gift that shows inside his own heart and plays the death for him over and over again. It also gives his wife, who is evil, the push she needs to kill her boss. These two are the couple from hell.
The final story of the night is New Years Eve, where a serial killer goes out on a blind date only to find out that his blind date is also a serial killer. The night heats up!
The excitement builds and builds with each new holiday, giving you twists and turns as you go. The movie, through it's different stories deals with concepts of revenge and unrequited love, ideas that some of the best horror films tend to deal with. It's a common known fact that anthology films don't do well but I've never understood why, when you watch movies like this one and the Twilight Zone movie, you can't help but love them. I mean really for a horror film made in 2016 it has all the markings of what is sure to be a cult hit. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out!