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.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Karen Cliche, Chris Sandiford, Mika Amonsen, Jeff Teravainen, Russell Yuen, Jordan Poole, Amanda Barker, Joseph Claude Dubois, Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Jenna Warren, Milo Manheim, Tomaso Sanelli, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon
  • Director: Eli Roth
  • ma-cortes - 16 June 2024
    Passable terror film with chills, suspense, plot twists and lots of gore and blood.
    Acceptable horror movie with awful murders by a malevolent and mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer attacking unsuspecting people. Thrilling and horrifying if somewhat moronic movie with nice special effects. Mindless and so-so horror film is packed with thrills, intrigue, suspense, horror , chills, interminable screams with no much sense. So some teenagers join to stop the sinister attacker from wreaking bloody havoc. Soon, Plymouth, Massachusetts is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders with lots of blood and gore begin to expose the city's hypocrisies and secrets, under the surveillance of the local police: Patrick Dempsey. Along the way, the arrival of other characters threatens to expose the truth behind the killings. There will be no leftovers !. Deliver us some evil !.

    Gory and bloody film about a creepy, ruthless, series killer, a figure dressed in black clothing wearing a John Carver mask; the scary events start when people are gathering outside the local RightMart superstore in preparation for a Black Friday sale and Jessica Wright (Nell Verlaque), whose father Thomas (Rick Hoffman) owns the store, lets her boyfriend Bobby (Jalen Thomas Brooks) and her friends Evan, Gaby (Addison Rae) , Scuba (Gabriel Davenport), and Yulia (Jenna Warren) inside the store early through a side door. This surprise 'slasher' of the year is loaded with horror, comedy and the blood of misguided teenagers. Eli Roth directs this 'Black Friday', a properly gore slasher, and with a very, very black humor based on "Thanksgiving", the fake trailer that Roth himself directed in 2007 to accompany the double sessions in cinemas of ¨Planet Terror¨(Robert Rodriguez) and Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino). In fact, this is the third movie based on one of the five mock-trailers seen in Grindhouse (2007). Machete (2010), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) and this movie were later made into full-length feature films. As of 2023, only "Don't" and "Werewolf Women of the SS" have not yet been made. And the bloody font used for the title card and the end credits is the same font used for the original Grindhouse trailer. There're excellent special effects in this exciting terror movie, packing suspenseful horror, thrills, chills, graphic violence, hemoglobin scenes, grisly killings and some satirical/comical elements. It manages to be a budget enough film that makes for big scary scream-feast, guts, and frights , including creepy scenes, eerie make-up and lots of special effects for the sinister demonic being, dressed as John Carver. And the ending will stick with you and will have you on the edge of your seat, it's a real shocker. The gory plot is simple and plain with the usual series killer carrying out the ordinary massacre and a criminal spree. However, this is a decent pic that relies heavily on the impressive special effects and well-made set pieces.

    It packs thrilling and tense musical score by composer Brandon Roberts. Cameraman Milan Chadima makes an adequate cinematography though mostly night. This frightening and suspenseful flick is well produced by Eli Roth himself , Gary Barber, Greg Denny, Kate Harrison, Matt MacLellan, Jeff Rendell and professionally directed by Eli Roth, though it has some flaws and gaps. If is a nice chiller; however being made without much originality, that's why it's a simple copy of previous 'slashers'. Eli Roth wanted all the film's kills to be not only gory but creative, paying homage to the creative kills of golden age slasher films such as the Friday the 13th franchise, Nightmare on Elm Street series, Happy Birthday to me (1981), and Bloody Valentin (1981). Eli often photographs in 2:35 aspect ratio to give his films a 'bigger budget' feel and prefers the widescreen frame . Roth is an expert writer/producer/director on Terror movies and his films often contain explicit carnage as well as beautiful women and female nudity , such as : ¨Cabin Fever¨ , ¨The Green Inferno¨ , ¨Grindhouse¨ , ¨Aftershock¨ , ¨The Last Exorcism Part II¨, ¨Hostel 1, 2, 3¨ and ¨House with a Clock in Its Walls¨. ¨Thanksgiving¨(2023) rating: 5.5/10. Well worth seeing . The flick will appeal to terror fans.
  • sjaakiedecock - 2 June 2024
    This might well be the worst movie I've seen
    It's not funny horror. It's not scary horror. It's just weird, bad acting and a, trying to be different, teenage movie. The action scenes are just cringe and the acting around the action scenes is truly like a school musical with botox.

    There are like 2 actors that save some parts of the movie. But that wasnt even enough for me to consider a 2 or a 3 star review. Its a shame. The script and the idea of the movie is not very good but could be so much better with just a better script. And actors that are not 75% plastic and 25% trained by watching SpongeBob.

    1 star, don't watch! Save your time! Watch Hereditary again.
  • emmiepoop - 29 April 2024
    I can genuinely say this is one of the worst slasher films I've ever watched. It's so painfully boring and predictable. This film also has so many swear words it's just unbelievable and unnecessary it's in every line. Who wrote the script?? Not to forget the acting is absolutely unbelievably atrociously horrifically awful , this film is way too corny and gen Z . Eli Roth films are usually terrible anyway. When I saw this advertised and thought it looked okay however when watching it was incredibly disappointing, I can say that I will definitely never be watching this again, I want my money back.