I am generally not a fan of writing reviews- anyone who follows That Strange Show knows I can be insanely critical of most films and have very specific tastes when it comes to what I’m viewing. However- when I was tasked with taking to the keyboard for this particular indie I couldn’t have been more willing! I jumped at the opportunity to give my two cents about something that is completely “up my alley!”
What movie am I talking about?! What has met my standards so awesomely that I felt moved to put my thoughts down and encourage you to partake in the viewing experience?! Have your “is it awesome?” check lists out and get ready to ring in the Christmas season with HOLIDAY HELL!
Directed by the team of Jeremy Berg, David Burns, Jeff Ferrell, and Jeff Vigil. HOLIDAY HELL is a horror anthology (check) boasting 4 tales of seasonal terror.. These stories ranging from revenge, paranoia, and the paranormal (check) all come wrapped in a narrative starring the always creepy- yet charismatic, Jeffrey Combs (check) as a shopkeeper akin to Stephen King’s Leland Gaunt (check), who shares the backstories of potential gifts to a last minute present buyer looking for something just right.
So, what is it about this film that really made me enjoy it? The Feels. Plain and simple. Each story felt like a subtle nod to past awesomeness (Puppet Master, Silent Night Deadly Night, Tales From The Crypt) but with fresh takes on the past. Packed with plenty of suspense, well timed frights, and some solid chuckles (check, check, check!), It’s sure to be a happy addition to any horror fans collection and it’ll leave you feeling like your high on titty coke!
Also featuring Joel Murray (one last check), and from Enlighten Media Group / Black Sunday Productions, you’ll be full of Christmas spirit when you don’t miss this independent gem! – Ryan C.
Holiday Hell Is out NOW in select theaters!
The highly-anticipated yuletide horror haunt will then be available exclusively on Tubi exclusive 10/15 and Digital and DVD 11/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.