Eli Roth's 2007 fake trailer is finally coming to the big screen
Thanksgiving (2023) is an upcoming horror movie directed by Eli Roth from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Rendell. The films Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, and Jalen Thomas Brooks. A brand new teaser for the film just dropped from Sony Entertainment, who are distributing the film through their Tristar company.
This movie follows a group of people in a small town in Massachusetts about to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everyone is happy to celebrate another Thanksgiving. Then, things unfortunately take a turn for the worse when a killer known as John Carver arrives and plans on making a Thanksgiving carving board made up of people in the town. It’s up to people like Patrick Dempysey’s character, the town sheriff, to stop the killer before it’s too late. But not only must they stop the killer, they must also figure out who he is.
What’s In The Teaser
The trailer starts with narration about the meaning of Thanksgiving, with many of the characters in the film smiling and excited to celebrate the holiday. There are specific lines about “celebrating with the ones you love the most” and “a time for all families to be together .”As the narration continues, the teaser shows the killer shoving a woman into a sink before slamming her into the door. As the teaser goes on, more shots of people being killed or screaming in agony occur. There’s even one shot of a woman jumping on a trampoline. The teaser then ends with the person narrating, saying, “Let’s eat,” before cutting to the final shot of the killer grabbing Addison Rae’s character.
The film was originally conceived as a fake trailer for the double feature Grindhouse (2007). However, much like other fake trailers, like Robert Rodriguez’s Machete (2010) and Jason Eisner’s Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), the movie eventually became a reality. Thanksgiving had been in development since 2010, with Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) director Jon Watts at one point being a writer on the project. Finally, in January of this year, it was revealed that the movie was finally moving forward, with principal photography beginning in March. Roth would depart from another film he was directing, Borderlands (2024), passing directing duties over to Tim Miller.
Thanksgiving is set to release in theaters on November 17.
Thanksgiving (2023) Sony Pictures Entertainment Official Trailer