Updated: 5 days ago
By Juliet Jefferson
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and gratitude: a holiday where friends and family come together to enjoy each others’ company and be thankful for the year thus far. But what if someone decided to exploit this vulnerability and turn a day of thanks into a day of sorrow? Enter Thanksgiving, an upcoming horror film (coming out November 17th) aiming to answer the question, “Can Thanksgiving be scary?” and say “Yes.” with as much blood and gore as possible.
This slasher has it all: a terrifying killer with a mysterious motive, a cast filled with instantly recognizable faces like Rick Hoffman (Suits) and Gina Gershon (House of Versace), and a plot sure to keep any horror enthusiast on the edge of their seat. Even better, according to Goldberg (2009), director Eli Roth said, “I just want to go, go, go. Get as much footage, and as many kills as possible, and not be self-conscious.” when asked about how he would go about filming the movie.
At this point, you might be wondering just what Roth has planned for the wonderful people at home, and let me tell you, it’s a rollercoaster! The movie takes place in Plymouth, Massachusetts (fitting, right?) just after a Black Friday gone rogue. We get introduced to the movie's main villain, simply known as “John Carver.” His goal is simple: to make a full-blown Thanksgiving feast out of the small-town residents. However, all may not be what it seems as lead actors Jalen Thomas Brooks (Rebel) and Nell Verlaque (Big Shot) try to dig deep into the unsolved murders, possibly uncovering secrets best left unserved.
Thus, it is safe to assume that audiences will be in for a gory, bloodthirsty surprise once Thanksgiving premieres on the 17th of this month. Mark your calendars, folks, because you do not want to miss this absolute gorefest; only make sure you don’t go cold turkey on your dinner afterward.