‘Thanksgiving’ Teaser: Eli Roth’s Pilgrim Slasher Flick Carves Its Way Into Theaters In November

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.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.