What took a long time finally becomes cruel. At least that’s the case for Thanksgiving, if the initial reviews are to be believed. The horror hit began its life 16 years ago as a fake trailer in the opening act for the Tarantino/Rodriguez project Grindhouse. It appears in cinemas on Thursday and will be there seems to satisfy many genre fans.
Tarantino fake film is “incredibly entertaining”: These are the reviews for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving takes place in the small US town of Plymouth, which experiences a tragedy with several deaths on Black Friday. A year later, an unknown person seems to want to take revenge for what happened and starts To kill teenagers in the most horrific way possible.
Check out the Thanksgiving trailer here:
Thanksgiving – Trailer (German) HD
The many positive reviews (via Metacritic) describe the horror film as an entertaining spectacle. “Sick and incredibly entertaining“, writes Total Film. Collider calls him “disgusting, bloodthirsty, gross and tons of funG”. Important industry papers and magazines such as Variety, Daily Beast, Slash Film and The Wrap also awarded ratings in the range between 70 and 83 points. Stefan Geisler from our sister site FILMSTARTS gave it 3 out of 5 stars.
He writes in his conclusion:
Thanksgiving is a mixture of scream and holiday slashers like Black Christmas, but it gets its own, particularly nasty touch thanks to Eli Roth’s love for gore and grindhouse cinema. The pilgrim father, armed with an axe, fits wonderfully into the ranks of sadistic holiday killers, even if the film runs out of steam a bit in the final act.
However, there are some rather negative dissenting voices. The LA Times in particular lacks a binding agent between the gory elements in the film. The film throws different pieces together and then bakes them, the newspaper said.
After 16 years of waiting, many fans will be surprised that Thanksgiving even sees the light of a cinema projector. The story of the film was initially shown as a fake trailer in the opening act for Planet Terror and Death Proof – Todsicher, in which Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun also began.
When is Thanksgiving coming to the cinema?
Thanksgiving is released on November 16, 2023 in the cinema. Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) and Rick Hoffman (Suits) can be seen in front of the camera. Horror specialist Eli Roth (Hostel) directed the film.
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