"Thanksgiving" Is A Treat for Horror Fans

"Thanksgiving" Is A Treat for Horror Fans

If you haven't heard, Eli Roth is back. At least for now. He just released a new holiday slasher called, Thanksgiving

I don't know where you were in 2007 but I was sitting in my dorm room scrolling on MySpace when I heard about Grindhouse. It cost my friends and I $1 each to go see it in theaters, as there was a dollar movie theatre near my college campus. Amongst the trailers featured in the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez feature film was a trailer for Thanksgiving- and now, 16 years later, we get to see the complete story on the big screen. 

Thanksgiving is written and directed by Eli Roth. Jeff Rendell assisted with writing. The movie stars Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman, and Nell Verlaque. 

Here's the synopsis: "After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts - the birthplace of the infamous holiday."

What we liked: 

  • How Roth made a full-length feature film from the original Thanksgiving trailer/short
  • The performances
  • Kills/gore

What we didn't like: 

  • We felt he didn't really push the boundaries as much as we'd hoped
  • Some of the writing and line delivery

I rated it: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

AJ rated it: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5




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