I post the fake Grindhouse trailer for Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving every single year during on the holiday. The reason? Well, because I love the idea of a killer pilgrim stalking his prey on Turkey Day, but also because it seemed for the longest time that an actual feature film would never happen. But that has now changed, and Thanksgiving arrives with a full helping of blood, death, and stuffing.
The holiday slasher flick stars Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, TikToker Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Milo Manheim, Gina Gershon, Tim Dillon and Rick Hoffman.
What’s cool about this is that much of the original trailer appears to have made it into the full-length version, like the frolicking cheerleader and the gory parade massacre. Gone is the gritty grindhouse aesthetic in favor of something that looks a lot slicker and polished. Nothing wrong with that.
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.
Thanksgiving carves its way into theaters on November 17th, right on time. Check out the real trailer below, followed by the original faux version.