Thanksgiving: Watch the first 10 minutes of the Eli Roth slasher right here!

The first 10 minutes of director Eli Roth’s long-awaited Grindhouse slasher Thanksgiving are online to watch for free!

Eli Roth’s long-awaited slasher Thanksgiving (read our review HERE, check out our interview with Roth at THIS LINK) can still be found playing in some theaters, but it also received a PVOD release earlier this week, and you can rent or buy it on Amazon. To help entice you to check out the full film, the first 10 minutes of the movie have been posted online – and you can watch them in the embed above!

Thanksgiving is a feature expansion of the faux trailer Roth made for the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino double feature Grindhouse sixteen years ago. Roth has been wanting to make a feature version of Thanksgiving ever since he made the faux trailer, and even wrote the screenplay with Jeff Rendell (who played the homicidal pilgrim in the trailer) a dozen years ago. The feature has happened thanks to Spyglass Media stepping in to provide the funding. Roth jumped at the chance to get the movie made, even though it meant having Deadpool‘s Tim Miller take over as director on the reshoots for his video game adaptation Borderlands.

Roth and Rendell produced the film with Roger Birnbaum. Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber and president of production Peter Oillataguerre serve as executive producers alongside Kate Harrison and Greg Denny of Cream Productions Inc. Oillataguerre and SVP Production & Development Chris Stone oversaw the project for Spyglass while Caellum Allan and Kelseigh Coombs oversaw for TriStar.

If you’ve watched the original Thanksgiving trailer, you have a good idea of what this slasher movie is going to be about, but 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.

The film stars Nell Verlaque (Big Shot), Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Addison Rae (He’s All That), Jalen Thomas Brooks (Walker), Milo Manheim (Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Gina Gershon (Bound), comedian Tim Dillon (who was in a TV show called Thanksgiving), Rick Hoffman (Hostel), Gabriel Davenport (Mistletoe Time Machine), Tomaso Sanelli (Titans), and Jenna Warren (The Young Arsonists).

I wasn’t able to catch Thanksgiving on the big screen, but I did watch it at home earlier this week and loved it. I’m very glad to know we have a sequel coming in 2025.

Will you be watching the PVOD release of Thanksgiving? What did you think of the first 10 minutes? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Our friends at Bloody Disgusting hear that Thanksgiving will be receiving a Blu-ray and DVD release on  January 30th.


Source: Arrow in the Head

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