Besides playing the Bear Jew in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Eli Roth is probably best known for his gore-fest films like Hostel and The Green Inferno, and now he’s going to be taking on a holiday movie with a horror twist with this November’s Thanksgiving.
A new trailer has been dropped for the film, and it has everything you can expect from a Roth movie about pilgrims and turkey. Watch this:
The synopsis reads:
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays…or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table?
We know that Halloween and Christmas dominate the holiday film genre, but once in a while we also get some films focused solely on American Thanksgiving. What’s interesting is, the movie is actually based on the faux trailer that Roth directed for Grindhouse which also featured him (he’s the guy getting head in the car):
No doubt, this Thanksgiving movie looks to be asking the audience to watch it with a cynical lens, and with Roth on the helm, we should expect all kinds of human suffering to be portrayed onscreen. How has this guy not been approached to direct a Saw film?
Watch out for Thanksgiving when it comes to cinemas on Nov. 17.