If you are looking for a horror movie to watch this Thanksgiving, you might want to check out Thanksgiving, a slasher film that promises to deliver a bloody feast for horror fans. The movie, directed by Eli Roth and starring Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hoffman, and Gina Gershon, is set in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the infamous holiday. The plot revolves around a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer who terrorizes the town a year after a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy.
The movie is based on the mock trailer that Roth directed for Grindhouse (2007), a double feature of horror films by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The trailer, which was shown between the two films, featured a voice-over narration by Roth himself, saying “This Thanksgiving, there will be no leftovers”.
The trailer also showed scenes of a pilgrim-masked killer wielding a turkey carving knife, a decapitated turkey head, and a roasted human on a dinner table.
Roth, who is known for his gore-filled horror movies such as Hostel (2005), The Green Inferno (2013), and Death Wish (2018), said that he always wanted to make a full-length version of the trailer and that he was inspired by the classic slasher films of the 1980s, such as Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
He also said that he wanted to explore the dark history and mythology of Thanksgiving, and to create a new horror icon with the character of the Carver, the killer who wears a pilgrim costume and a turkey feather hat.
The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with some praising its homage to the slasher genre, its dark humor, and its creative kills, while others criticizing its excessive violence, its clichéd characters, and its lack of originality.
The movie has also generated some controversy for its depiction of the Native Americans, who are portrayed as either victims or villains in the movie. Roth defended his artistic choices, saying that he was not trying to make a political statement but rather to make a fun and entertaining horror movie.
Thanksgiving is currently playing in theaters across the country and is rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, pervasive language, and some sexual material.
If you are interested in watching the movie, you can find the showtimes and tickets on the official website of the movie. You can also watch the trailer and the features on the IMDb page of the movie. Thanksgiving is a movie that will make you think twice before carving the turkey this year.