Filmmaker Eli Roth’s long-awaited turkey day-themed horror movie “Thanksgiving” is finally coming to fruition! Based on his fictitious trailer in the 2007 film “Grindhouse,” the full-length version will hit theaters the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Roth directed as well as co-wrote the script with Jeff Rendell, who also helped write the trailer version. “Thanksgiving” stars Patrick Dempsey (“Disenchanted”), Nell Verlaque (“Big Shot”), Addison Rae (“He’s All That”), Jalen Thomas Brooks(“Walker”), Milo Manheim (“School Spirits”), Gina Gershon (“Chucky”), Tim Dillon (“Timing”), and Rick Hoffman (“Suits”).
The “Thanksgiving” trailer from 2007, was about a pseudo-horror movie where a slasher makes his own carving board out of the residence of a Massachusetts town. Since the town makes a big fuss every year over the poultry-centric holiday. And it is clearly meant to serve as a parody of holiday horror films. Even having Roth himself get his head chopped off while getting intimate in a car with his best gal. A classic staple of the horror genre.
While little is known about the plot at this moment, it is assumed that the feature-length version will have a similar premise. Or at least still, revel in the campy glory of the trailer version.
“Thanksgiving” is produced by Roger Birnbaum, Roth, and Rendell. And executive produced by Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Kate Harrison, and Greg Denny. TriStar and Spyglass hold global rights to the film.
The new film will hit theaters November 17th of this year. We will keep you posted on updates about “Thanksgiving” as they become available. Check out the 2007 trailer below: