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Discussion in 'General' started by Workshed, Mar 16, 2016.
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Looks like most of it will be torture-themed. And looks like one of the stories will be ripping of The VVitch.
Too bad. The idea sounded promising.
Mini-review with segment breakdown over at Dread Central:
Well...It had some moments, but like most modern anthology movies, some of the stories just feels so pointless, and lack a powerful payoff.
You could see the twists coming a mile away. Worst story was Mothers Day, as there was no point at all to that one, just a horrible waste of time.
Father's Day felt a bit like an creepy 80s Twilight Zone episode, with a great soundtrack.
Christmas and New Years Eve was probably the funniest though.
I also would give it a 3 out of 5.
I wish that future anthology movies, would go more for the Tales from the Crypt/Darkside and Creepshow style.
Something gothic and more stylish.
Trick and Treat is still, too me, the best of the modern ones.
Rented this on Amazon Instant and I can't say it was worth $6.99. With the exception of "Father's Day" by Anthony Scott Burns and "New Year's Eve" by Adam Egypt Mortimer, I didn't find any of the segments memorable or entertaining. By the time Kevin Smith's "Halloween" came around I almost considered turning it off because the quality of storytelling in these segments were either too confusing (St. Patrick's Day) or too ambiguous (Easter) or flat out forgettable (Christmas). If I had to pick just one to give the boot it would be "Halloween" because it was just down right awful and uninspired (not to mention it has easily the worst, insufferable dialogue ever written by Kevin Smith). But if there is one I could highly recommend it is "Father's Day" which perfectly understood the anthology format: we get enough backstory to know what is going on, but left with enough mystery that you want more. "New Year's eve" did redeem the film somewhat with the "Tales from the Crypt" esque twist and macabre sense of humor, but overall I will probably forget that I saw this a month from now. I say save your seven bucks and wait until it is available on Netflix.
The company who released this, Vertical Entertainment, doesn't do blu-rays. So I'm guessing this will be DVD only circa July-ish.
Also, they tend to put their movies up on NetFlix instant a month or two after they hit DVD, so I would expect it on NetFlix sometime this fall.
It was not great, new years eve was the best. But that's faint praise. Disappointing really.
Huh, I thought Kevin Smith's Krampus movie had gotten expanded into this. So he did the Halloween segment?
Man, why are anthology films so hard to do right? If anything it's easier, you don't need so much filler. Just put together a few strong set pieces and focus on that. Instead it's almost like filmmakers hold back on the good stuff because it's "not a real movie" and we are left with crap that may as well be just filler.
I think one of the problems with anthologies is that when more than one director takes the reins it's never continuously good.
I enjoyed Holidays. There was a good three or four segments, but about half disappointed.
DVD only release on July 5th.
Spot on Captain. That sucks though and must speak volumes of the distributors' faith in the product.
I was curious if Vertical ever released a Blu-ray and apparently they did put out The Final Girls this past November. And just a couple more in 2013 but that's it. So I doubt there's much use in holding out for the 4k UHD Blu-ray.
I see Germany's getting a Limited Edition Mediabook with Blu-ray and DVD, along with a standard Blu-ray only release and naturally a DVD release. Should mean other regions likely are too (like Japan).
looks like this never came out for some reason another Vertical dvd Girl in the photographs didn't come out either wonder what happened with these 2 films not coming out on dvd on their release dates?
The company, Alchemy Entertainment (formerly AN Connect and Millennium Media Group), officially folded a week or so ago. Both Girl in the Photographs and Holidays were on the slate for release but now in oblivion until physical rights get redistributed.
Watched this last night and wasn't too impressed. I don't think any of the story's really utilised the holiday they were based on. Where was all the red and love-hearts in Valentines day? Where was that cosy setting while it snows outside in Christmas? Why was Halloween an absolute waste that didn't resemble anything from the holiday at all? And St. Patrick's day was about giving birth to a snake! What?
A few of the stories were still mildly enjoyable but others were just poor uses of their holidays.
I am a sucker for anthology films. The trailer looks pretty decent. Wouldn't mind blind buying it if its ever released from limbo.
Found out the Lionsgate snagged the physical distribution rights. Should be seeing this early November 2016. DVD, not sure if it's coming on Blu Ray yet
It's available for streaming via Netflix UK.
And U.S., apparently.
1 and a half stars. Yikes.