A few days ago we learned that the new horror anthology Holidays will be premiering at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, and now we have details of when those of us who don’t live in or near New York will be able to see it. Want even more? We also have a look at the film’s new trailer.
From the Press Release:
Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films have partnered to acquire the global distribution of the horror anthology HOLIDAYS, which was produced by John Hegeman’s Distant Corners Entertainment in association with XYZ Films. The film will have its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 14th. The companies will coordinate a global day-and-date release, which will begin the next day on April 15th with worldwide digital and VOD platforms followed by a targeted U.S. theatrical release on April 22nd. This will be one of the first global launches of a day-and-date independent film campaign following a festival world premiere.
HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time. The film challenges our folklore, traditions, and assumptions, making HOLIDAYS a celebration of the horror on those same special days year after year. A collaboration of some of Hollywood’s most distinct voices, the directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).
“This has been a project that we’ve been excited about since it was announced in production. With the expansive list of amazing filmmakers, their unique take on the horror anthology genre, and in addition to the recent Tribeca premiere announcement, we found ourselves with an amazing opportunity to get involved on a global basis,” said Rich Goldberg, Vertical’s Co-President. “We have an extremely tight window to get the film out to audiences in April, but we have a dedicated team here at Vertical, as well as with our partners XYZ and Distant Corners, what I believe will be the first film available globally immediately after its festival premiere.”
“We’re targeting our core audience directly on a worldwide basis,” said XYZ. “It’s a new distribution model that fits this film perfectly. We’re lucky to have forward-thinking filmmakers and partners that are up for breaking the mold.”
“It’s so exciting to have Vertical be proactive and jump on board,” adds HOLIDAYS producer John Hegeman. “I couldn’t think of better partners than them and XYZ to be taking advantage of this great opportunity. First the Tribeca acceptance, now this. This is fantastic.”
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