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28th Dec 2023

New horror from Hostel director debuts with 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Joseph Loftus

The legendary director, Eli Roth, is back

The director of Hostel and Death Wish, Eli Roth, is back with a new film and it’s debuted with a massive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film, Thanksgiving, is a slasher based on a screenplay by Jeff Rendell starring People Magazine’s Sexiest Man, Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, and Milo Manheim.

The film begins when a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy as a mysterious serial killer, known as John Carver, emerges from the shadows to create a Thanksgiving carving board out of the town’s people.

While it may sound like your run-of-the-mill Slasher/Horror flick, the reviews are massively positive.

Rotten Tomatoes’ consensus says of the film: “[It] combines belly-busting humor with delightfully over-the-top gore, Thanksgiving is a feast for grindhouse fans.”

Owen Gleiberman wrote for Variety: “Thanksgiving follows the rules of the slasher genre, but it’s got a more charged and entertainingly hyperbolic atmosphere than these movies used to have.”

Frank Scheck also gave the film a positive review, writing: “There are times you can feel Thanksgiving straining too mightily for a cult status it’s not likely to achieve. But it seems a safe bet the film will be trotted out like a turkey on cable channels and streaming services for many Thanksgivings to come.”

It’s definitely one to keep an eye out for.

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