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Old 01-07-23, 08:26 PM
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Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Another Grindhouse trailer will finally be a feature.


After word circulated today on the fanboy sites that Eli Roth has been supplanted by Deadpoolís Tim Miller on the long gestating Lionsgate vidgame adaptation Borderlands, allow Deadline to lend a little insight to what is actually happening. Roth handed over the reins on two weeks of reshoots to his pal Miller, because he has to get going with Thanksgiving, the horror film based on a mock trailer that Roth made for the Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse film. Roth has not been fired, despite a flurry of speculative reports to the contrary.

The Thanksgiving trailer presented the gory teaser about a pseudo movie in which a slasher makes his own carving board out of the inhabitants of a Massachusetts town that makes a big annual fuss over the annual turkey day. One of the pivotal scenes involved Roth himself, separated from his head while in the throes of passion with a date in a convertible. It was popular enough that plans formulated to make a feature length blood feast with Roth at the helm, but 15 years has passed since the original Grindhouse release and you could be forgiven for thinking that Thanksgiving was never coming.

Itís here. Shooting will begin in March with a script by Jeff Rendell, with Spyglass behind it. Roger Birnbaum and Roth are producing.
https://deadline.com/2023/01/borderl...ng-1235214050/
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I'm curious to see how they will flesh out the story but it's needs to be made really cheaply for the premise to work. I do hope it makes it to theaters and not straight to a streaming platform.
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I had to check the date on the OP. I figured people stopped caring about this about 15 years ago.
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It's about damn time!
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Hoping this ends up being as good as the trailer.
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re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

No Michael Biehn, no sale.
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Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving, a full length feature based on the infamous fake trailer from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse pic, is gaining momentum as Patrick Dempsey is in talks to star. Spyglass media is producing the pic with Roth directing. Jeff Rendel penned the script with plans to shoot in March. Roger Birnbaum and Roth are producing.

Spyglass had no comment.

The Thanksgiving trailer presented the gory teaser about a pseudo movie in which a slasher makes his own carving board out of the inhabitants of a Massachusetts town that makes a big annual fuss over the annual turkey day. One of the pivotal scenes involved Roth himself, separated from his head while in the throes of passion with a date in a convertible. It was popular enough that plans formulated to make a feature-length blood feast with Roth at the helm, but 15 years has passed since the original Grindhouse release and you could be forgiven for thinking that Thanksgiving was never coming.

While the rest of the ensemble is expected to be a bunch of rising stars, Roth wanted a face front and center and thought Dempsey would be perfect given its not the typical role you usually see the former Greys Anatomy star in.
https://deadline.com/2023/02/patrick...ng-1235263405/
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EXCLUSIVE: Eli Roth’s cast for his upcoming horror pic Thanksgiving looks to be getting bigger and splashier by the day as sources tell Deadline Addison Rae has joined the cast of the film based on the fake trailer from the double feature Grindhouse. Patrick Dempsey also recently boarded the cast.

Spyglass Media is producing the pic, with Roth directing. Jeff Rendel penned the script, with plans to shoot in March. Roger Birnbaum and Roth are producing.

Spyglass had no comment.
https://deadline.com/2023/02/addison...ss-1235268802/
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The movie will now be released by TriStar. Still no time frame for a release date.
https://deadline.com/2023/03/tristar...lNT2Q.#respond
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It now has a release date of 11/17 this year.
https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/...this-november/
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Teaser trailer tomorrow.



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Im glad to know its still coming out this November. I wasn't sure if it was done filming before the writers and actors strikes.
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Here we go!!

It hits a lot of the beats of the Grindhouse trailer. It looks a little too polished and new. I thought Eli Roth might have given it a more of a washed out film look when shooting it similar to Planet Terror and Death Proof.

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Eh, this will most likely bomb.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

I'm a horror fan, so I'm game for this. Roth is hit or miss, but at least this doesn't look cheap like something that would stream on Screambox or Redbox. A Turkey day slasher could be fun.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Eh, this will most likely bomb.
Can a low-budget horror film like this really bomb though?
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It'll be enough of a low budget movie that horror movie fans will show up to see it. It comes out the weekend before my birthday so I'm excited to see it.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

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Can a low-budget horror film like this really bomb though?
No one gave a shit about Grindhouse outside of Machete and that got a couple of films out of it. This particular trailer was fun, but now in a self-contained feature 17 years later is a bit of a stretch.

I mean, hopefully it won't be as bad as Roth's Knock Knock.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

It was pretty awful, but it was the movie that gave us Ana de Armas, so I won't hate on it that much.
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Eli Roth is just a terrible filmmaker. His debut Cabin Fever was OK, but nothing special and everything after that was just horrible. The Hostel movies are the worst, just torture porn, without anything clever. The Saw sequels at least try to tell a story around the violence.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

I was hoping this would be the first Roth movie Iíd enjoy, but Iím not so sure anymore.
Like everyone else, I really dug the feeling of the initial trailer. Kinda bummed Michael Biehn isnít in it either.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

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No one gave a shit about Grindhouse outside of Machete and that got a couple of films out of it. This particular trailer was fun, but now in a self-contained feature 17 years later is a bit of a stretch.
I doubt knowing the Grindhouse connection is a pre-requisite to enjoying this movie. Iím a movie nerd so I remember itís origin, but just barely.

Holiday themed slashers always seem to have a better reception over time than they do upon initial release anyway. To me, this doesnít scream ďSee it in the theater on opening weekendĒ so much as it could become a fun yearly tradition (assuming the actual movie is even worth a shit).
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I doubt knowing the Grindhouse connection is a pre-requisite to enjoying this movie. Iím a movie nerd so I remember itís origin, but just barely.

Holiday themed slashers always seem to have a better reception over time than they do upon initial release anyway. To me, this doesnít scream ďSee it in the theater on opening weekendĒ so much as it could become a fun yearly tradition (assuming the actual movie is even worth a shit).
There's no pre-requisite but it's not something people are clamoring for outside of a few people. Like Grindhouse, it's got cult audience written all over it. As someone above mentioned, good thing it didn't cost that much to make.

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A movie like this is what A-List or Regal Unlimited is designed for. Otherwise, I don't blame anyone who is hesitant to make a trip to the theater and spend $10-15 for a low budget horror movie.
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This trailer features absolutely none of the charm that made the Grindhouse trailer so fun.
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