Kevin Smith and more will direct horror anthology ‘Holidays’

Kevin Smith

Here at HCF we love our horror anthologies, and a new project has just been announced which sounds pretty damn amazing!

Holidays will focus on traditional holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Mother’s Days, and the anthology has lined up a great team of directors including Kevin Smith (Red State, Tusk), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At the Devil’s Door), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Sarah Smith (The midnight Swim) and Anthony Scott Burns.

More directors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Deadline confirmed the news:

Indie production and sales outfit XYZ Films is teaming with John Hegeman’s newly-launched genre label, Distant Corners Entertainment, to produce feature anthology, Holidays. A group of subversive tales fashioned around globally recognized celebrations like Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Mother’s Day

The cast is expected to feature well-known names.

XYZ will launch global sales at the EFM this week. The project is already in production and reteams XYZ with Smith after Tusk and Yoga Hosers, as well as Johnson whose Operation Avalanche will be released by Lionsgate this year.

“Holidays is a great opportunity for some of the most creative and twisted minds in the genre space today to really let loose and have fun,” said Hegeman. This is the first project going into production for Distant Corners, which aims to launch four-six genre franchise properties annually.

Hegeman will produce Holidays with Tim Connors and Adam Egypt Mortimer, along with XYZ’s Kyle Franke and Aram Tertzakian. Executive producers are Will Rowbotham, writers Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari, and XYZ’s Nate Bolotin and Nick Spicer.

Shore will produce his segment through his company, ArtCastle Productions, with producing partner Jonathan Loughran. Funding for Holidays was secured through James Avery of Aldwych Capital Partners.

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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