Christmas has long had horror-fueled nightmarish tales like Krampus and Violent Night, but now it’s Thanksgiving’s turn. Dropping just in time to get your knives sharpened and poultry basted, Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving movie will arrive in theaters on November 17. Inviting audiences to pull up a seat at the table and dive into the main course, the film has released a blood-filled trailer giving viewers a taste of what’s to come.
Using every cooking utensil imaginable, the murderer is ready to carve up his victims and serve them on a silver platter.
In a scene that may look familiar to many who celebrate the food-stuffed holiday, the Thanksgiving trailer’s opening moments point to the movie keeping up with traditions like cooking and parades. While some jazzy music plays, an unseen person cooks gravy, slices herbs, and gets the day’s feast ready to go, with everything seeming typical until a body is seen on the table.
It’s right around here that everything goes off the rails as we learn that, in this town, Thanksgiving is connected to a dark history.
With a killer donning a pilgrim hat axing down unsuspecting civilians, the trailer for the Thanksgiving movie reveals that a bloody and brutal past has come back to haunt the town.
While the police force scrambles to track down the killer before he has the chance to claim more lives, a group of teenagers are targeted to join the slasher at his feast. Using every cooking utensil imaginable, the murderer is ready to carve up his victims and serve them on a silver platter.
Helmed by Eli Roth, the Thanksgiving movie marks the filmmaker’s return to creating terrifying horror films since last bringing audiences the 2021 documentary Fin. The mind behind such gruesome features as Hostel Parts One and Two, Cabin Fever, and The Green Inferno, it can only be expected that Roth’s bloody and shock-filled approach to filmmaking will be seen ten-fold in Thanksgiving.
Switching his gears a bit, after the release of Thanksgiving, Roth’s next project will be bringing audiences the highly-anticipated on-screen adaptation of Borderlands.
Everything goes off the rails as we learn that, in this town, Thanksgiving is connected to a dark history.
Bellying up to the table to take a slice of the Thanksgiving pie in Roth’s latest movie is a call sheet that includes Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Milo Manheim (Zombies), Addison Rae (He’s All That), Jalen Thomas Brooks (Walker), Gina Gershon (Bound), and Tim Dillon (Tim Dillon: A Real Hero).
For Roth, the idea behind Thanksgiving has been a long time coming as the director previously made a spoof trailer for the feature which was included in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s double-feature, Grindhouse.
Dropping just in time to get your knives sharpened and poultry basted, Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving movie will arrive in theaters on November 17.
While B-rated horror fans will certainly know about the film franchise, ThanksKilling, Thanksgiving marks one of the first times a movie about the turkey-eating holiday has been stuffed into the genre. With so many spooky titles to look forward to during October, including Totally Killer, The Exorcist: Believer, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Netflix’s series The Fall of the House of Usher, Eli Roth wants his followers to remember that there’s always more room for scares. Audiences can catch Roth’s latest blood-soaked thriller when it pops out of the oven and into theaters on November 17.