To celebrate the beginning of October I took to Netflix in the search of a scary movie. I’ve been adding movie after movie to my queue and now was the time to start watching. Holidays is an anthology style film, with mini movies devoted to a variety of holidays, hence the title. Once I started this movie I was not let down by the horrific holiday horrors.
Holidays starts with Valentine’s Day where we are introduced to the poor bullied Maxine, not so affectionately nicknamed Maxi-Pad. After an incident at the pool, she develops a crush on her gym coach and that’s when things get crazy. All I’ll say is beware of box cutters. We then get St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day. The first in that list was the quirkiest movie in the set and I was surprised by the ending. Easter had some of the creepiest graphics and honestly made me want to avoid all mall Easter Bunnies for the rest of my life. Mother’s Day had an interesting premise and Father’s Day was the most sci-fi themed of the films. I really enjoyed the tape recorder narration method in that one.
Halloween was in my opinion the freakiest movie of the anthology. This one was written and directed by Kevin Smith and focuses on three cam girls working for a guy named Ian. After living with him and working every day for months the three women take matters into their own hands. There is a car battery, a vibrator, and a webcam. I’ll just leave you with that and say that things get insane. Christmas involves a husband trying to buy these ridiculously hard to get virtual reality glasses for his son, which involves a life or death situation. This one had Seth Green in it and got a bit American Psychoesque. New Year’s caught me off guard, but in a really good way. You meet a man who uses online dating to find his victims, but even serial killers should be wary of the internet.
This movie was a great way to kick of the month of October and you can find it on Netflix whenever you want to stream it. If you’ve seen the movie, or after you watch it, let us know what your favorite holiday was in the comments or on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my blog, kleffnotes.wordpress.com, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.