Premiere Date: Eli Roth’s ‘Thanksgiving’ Will Be Slashing Its Way Onto Netflix


December 29, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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After 15 years of simmering on the back burner, Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving horror film has finally slashed its way onto the big screen, leaving audiences wanting a taste for more. The movie, which debuted in theaters over Thanksgiving weekend, raked in over $11 million, proving that there’s definitely an appetite for holiday-themed terror.

Thanksgiving takes audiences on a wild ride through a twisted version of the classic American holiday. The story kicks off after a Black Friday shopping frenzy takes a bloody turn, leaving a trail of bodies and unleashing a mysterious killer with a Thanksgiving-themed vendetta. The action unfolds in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the very birthplace of the holiday, adding an extra layer of dark irony to the whole thing.

This holiday horror boasts a killer cast, including Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Milo Manheim, Nell Verlaque, Gina Gershon, Tim Dillon, and Rick Hoffman. You can expect a savagely funny and bone-chillingly brutal film with Roth himself at the helm as co-writer and producer.

From Grindhouse Fake to Feature-Length Frenzy

The origins of Thanksgiving can be traced back to 2007’s Grindhouse, a double-feature exploitation film from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. In Grindhouse, Roth directed a fake trailer for a fictional movie called Thanksgiving, which quickly became a cult classic. Over a decade later, that fake trailer has become a full-fledged feature film. Now, it’s ready to carve its way into your horror movie collection.

Whether you’re a die-hard Eli Roth fan or simply looking for something different to spice up your streaming queue, Thanksgiving is worth checking out. So, will you rent or buy Thanksgiving to satisfy your horror cravings or watch it on Netflix on February 17?

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