Holidays (2016)★★★☆☆


I like anthology movies (especially scary ones) and I figure Mother’s Day is a reasonable holiday to watch a holiday anthology movie like this one. And, well, it was a holiday horror anthology movie all right. There were definitely a bunch of horror stories loosely related to the (mostly U.S.-based) holidays.

Sadly it’s yet another movie that’s just sort of okay. I couldn’t even point out to you which of the segments was my favorite. They’re all just sort of okay.

Okay, that’s not entirely true. The segment with Seth Green was probably my favorite, with the segment with Lorenza Izzo a close second. Those were both interesting, compelling, and featuring some familiar faces I don’t dislike. They both had plots that were easy to follow, intriguing, and more than a little creepy.

Kevin Smith’s segment (made by, not starring, Kevin Smith) was okay, and though I wouldn’t have guessed it was his from the start it made sense seeing his name in the credits. The other segments weren’t bad but were either too strange (without quite enough context to enjoy) or too boring to pique my interest.

All in all this is a neat concept that doesn’t work completely. It’s worth watching, though. Maybe on Memorial Day or something.