Kevin Smith & More to Direct Shorts in 'Holidays' Horror Anthology

February 3, 2015
Source: Deadline


We already know that Kevin Smith is working on a Christmas horror anthology called Anti-Claus, but it looks like that's not the only holiday horror anthology he'll be part of now. Deadline reports that XYZ Films is working with a new genre label called Distant Corners Entertainment to produce Holidays, a set of subversive tales fashioned around globally recognized celebrations including but not limited to Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Mother’s Day. And much like horror anthologies such as V/H/S or ABCs of Death, the segments will be directed by various filmmakers. And part of the filmmaker line-up has been revealed.

Here's a teaser poster for the film's sale at the European Film Market this week:


In addition to Kevin Smith being on board to direct an unspecified holiday horror short, other directors currently include Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Nick McCarthy (The Pact), Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Sarah Smith (The Midnight Swim) and Anthony Scott Burns, who directed a buzzed about short called Manifold. That's an interesting collection of genre and indie filmmakers, and reportedly there will be more filmmakers announced in the weeks to come as well. As for the on-screen talent, they say well-known cast members will be featured. The project is on sale at the European Film Market, so we'll see if it gets off the ground.

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ragethorn on Feb 3, 2015


Id be scared to watch Tusk again, just toss scenes of that pile in there. Smith has lost his way IMO.

Brian Sleider on Feb 3, 2015


Good poster, but no thanks from KS

Joker's hideout on Feb 3, 2015


I enjoyed Tusk. I know that it's popular to believe that Kevin Smith has dwindled deep into the very depths of mediocrity, but I enjoyed it. I like that sort-of low-budget horror and thinks there's a novelty to it. Similar to Full Moon Features, I enjoy the charm and audacity of it and don't expect a classic or truly groundbreaking film because that isn't what it aims to be.

WesDraven on Feb 3, 2015

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