Eli Roth’s long-awaited slasher Thanksgiving will be reaching theatres in November, and the teaser trailer is now online
Yesterday, we got a look at a poster for director Eli Roth‘s long-awaited slasher Thanksgiving, which is set to reach theatres on November 17, 2023 – the Friday before this Thanksgiving. (That poster can be found at the bottom of this article.) Now the folks at Rotten Tomatoes have gotten the first look at the teaser trailer for the film, and you can check it out in the embed above!
Thanksgiving is based on the faux trailer Roth made for the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse sixteen years ago. He has been wanting to make a feature version of Thanksgiving ever since he made that faux trailer, and even wrote the screenplay with Jeff Rendell (who played the homicidal pilgrim in the trailer) a dozen years ago. Now the feature has finally happened, thanks to Spyglass Media stepping in to provide the funding. Roth jumped at the chance to get the movie made, even though it meant having Deadpool‘s Tim Miller take over as director on the reshoots for his video game adaptation Borderlands.
Roth and Rendell are producing the film with Roger Birnbaum. Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber and president of production Peter Oillataguerre serve as executive producers alongside Kate Harrison and Greg Denny of Cream Productions Inc. Oillataguerre and SVP Production & Development Chris Stone are overseeing the project for Spyglass while Caellum Allan and Kelseigh Coombs oversee for TriStar.
If you’ve watched the Thanksgiving trailer, you have a good idea of what this slasher movie is going to be about, but 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.
The film stars Addison Rae (He’s All That), Jalen Thomas Brooks (Walker), Nell Verlaque (Big Shot), Milo Manheim (Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Gina Gershon (Bound), comedian Tim Dillon (who was in a TV show called Thanksgiving), Rick Hoffman (Hostel), Gabriel Davenport (Mistletoe Time Machine), Tomaso Sanelli (Titans), Jenna Warren (The Young Arsonists), and Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy). Character details have been kept under wraps so far, but we do know that Patrick Dempsey is playing the town sheriff.
I have been wanting to see Thanksgiving for sixteen years, so I’m very happy to see that it has finally been made, and judging by the teaser trailer it’s going to be exactly the sort of good time I’ve been waiting for.
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