Horror Anthology “HOLIDAYS” gets “TUSK”, “STARRY EYES” filmmakers


Isn’t it crazy how much horror can change in just a few years? With so many talented people working inside the genre, the number of horror anthologies went from once in a blue moon to multiple per year in record time. And now, joining the ranks of V/H/S, HI-8, THE ABCs OF DEATH, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, XX and CHILLERAMA comes HOLIDAYS, which will bringing holiday-based horror back into the fright film fold.

Announced by Deadline earlier today, XYZ Films (also behind XX) and Distant Corners Entertainment are teaming to bring HOLIDAYS to life, which will follow closer to an ABCs OF DEATH model of anthology and will focus on genre tales about different holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and more. Yet what is even more significant are the filmmakers attached, which includes:

  • Kevin Smith (TUSK)
  • Gary Shore (DRACULA UNTOLD)
  • Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (STARRY EYES)
  • Sarah Smith (THE MIDNIGHT SWIM)
  • Matt Johnson (THE DIRTIES)
  • Scott Stewart (DARK SKIES)
  • Nick McCarthy (THE PACT)
  • Anthony Scott Burns (MANIFOLD)

As of now, details are still light on the independent project, but since Smith has his own Christmas anthology ANTI-CLAUS coming out, expect him to find another holiday to torment. More from this project as it develops…

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