Directed by Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Matt Johnson, Scott Stewart, Nicholas McCarthy, Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns
Seth Green, Clare Grant, Kalos Cluff, John C. Johnson, Shawn Parsons, Michael Sun Lee, Wes Robertson, Karina Noelle, Scott Stewart and Richard DiLorenzo
IMDb 5.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes 54% Metacritic 50/100
This was a fantastic holiday horror anthology. There are many short stories about holidays from New Year’s to Christmas. This is like a reboot (I hate that term but, this time, it fits.) of Creepshow. There are more stories and they are shorter than in Creepshow but it really has that kind of feel to it. It also got pretty good reviews and once again, the rarity of me agreeing with (or somewhat agreeing with) the Rotten Tomatoes people.
And some of these stories are pretty out there. There’s a Twilight Zone kind of edge to some of them. The idea that you think you know what is going to happen and you may even be partially or completely right, but there’s going to be something more for you…something different that you weren’t really expecting.
There’s a crazy story about the Easter Bunny, a poor woman who has issues with her pregnancy, the legend behind St. Patrick’s Day and no it’s not just about getting falling down drunk, surprisingly enough. There’s an almost “Carrie” like short with a high school girl dealing with locker room bullies and a major crush on her swim coach. There’s a very, shall we say, interesting take on a Halloween story involving webcam chicks, their boss and revenge with superglue and a car battery…and a vibrator. And we have a creepy tale of a set of VR type glasses and the cost of such toys PLUS, there’s a story about internet hookups and how they can go awry.
This was definitely worth seeing and I will, in fact, be watching it again. Finally, a NEW Creepshow type film for those of us who loved King’s short stories and Romero’s way of telling them. This is truly a gem buried in the rubble of so many unoriginal movies. You won’t want to miss this one.