Uncork’d Entertainment presents the schlocky and darkly comic horror anthology, Holiday Hell, starring Jeffrey Combs and Joel Murray. Filmmakers Jeff Ferrell, Jeremy Berg, Jeff Vigil, and David Burns keep the blood flowing and the scares jumping after delivering one top-notch segment after another.
On Christmas Eve, a woman (Meagan Karimi-Naser) enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper (Jeffrey Combs) who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely?
Here are 5 reasons why you should see Holiday Hell:
5) Jeffrey Combs!
If you love Re-Animator as much as I do, then you owe it to yourself to see Jeffrey Combs. Full of wicked humor, Combs is gleefully campy in his deadpan performance as The Shopkeeper. Combs and Meagan Karimi-Naser, who plays Amelia, have such natural chemistry together as they nail their dark comedic twists.
4) Joel Murray!
With such an engaging screen presence, Joel Murray perfectly plays a character who has to be the protagonist/antagonist at the same time. Murray has to be a sympathetic underdog as Chris and menacing as the psychotic Santa. Murray chews up the scene as he unleashes his over-the-top one-liners.
3) Amber Stonebraker!
Amber Stonebraker lets loose playing the mischievous Lisa, the babysitter gone rogue. Lisa (Stonebraker) intends on stealing from the unsuspecting family, but their child is aware who she really is. Stonebraker is quite dynamic and energetic as she rocks playing the bad girl.
2) McKenna Ralston!
McKenna Ralston is quite charismatic as the naive Anna, who looks for a place to stay while on her road trip. Ralston does a great job playing the inquisitive girl-next-door as she starts to suspect her neighbors.
1) Fun & Campy!
With an engaging ensemble, Holiday Hell is cheekily aware of its twisted humor, bloody practical effects, and campy one-liners. This fun horror anthology hits theaters on October 11 in L.A (October 11-17; Laemmle Monica Film Center), Portland (October 26 & 27; Clinton Street Theater) and Seattle (November 1-7; Gand Illusion Cinma).
Holiday Hell will be available exclusively on Tubi October 15th, then on Digital/DVD November 5th.