We spent Thanksgiving digging into the new holiday-themed treat from the master of gore, Eli Roth. Did we leave satisfied?
SPOILER ALERT! AS WITH EVERY SPECIAL EDITION, WE WILL BE DISCUSSING SPECIFIC PLOT POINTS.
Eli Roth is a lot like Rob Zombie. (Or is it the other way around?) That is a bold statement, but we talk about what the two horror fans have in common – and it is not that they both had trailers in Grindhouse. The difference is Roth knows how to put together a movie. Still, there have been some missteps along the way.
It is hard to talk about any high school slasher made in the last quarter century without talking about Scream. The movie deconstructed horror, and its influence is still felt. It is a very high bar, and most films do not even come close to meeting that lofty standard.
We break down the things that Thanksgiving was able to succeed at and what did not work as well.
Whether they are to be fodder or provide some level of depth, characters are an important part of any slasher. Thanksgiving has a surprisingly strong cast that does an excellent job of getting audiences invested. But the thing most people will watch the movie for is the kills.
The opening segment will clue anyone watching. We discuss how well things were done and one of the most disturbing scenes we have watched all year.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partner in crime Blake Heath discuss indie and genre movies you have have never heard of, the ones you cannot hear enough about, and the ones you never want to hear about again.
We may give our opinions on a few movies each week, but it is rare that we go back and remind the audience that they have to go out and watch something. Lovely, Dark, and Deep is the rare exception. We have absolutely gushed about it since we first saw it last year and are glad to see it has finally been released in theaters. There are a lot of options on what to spend your theater bucks on, but this is an absolute must-see.
True Detective: Night Country was over before it began and we have a lot to talk about. We also discuss just how close the world came to getting a Truth or Dare 2 (not the Madonna version). But the strangest news of the week just may have been who has been attached the the Bee Gees biopic.
Night of the Cobra Woman is a strange movie. The story of a woman who is bit by a cobra who apparently has to sleep with men to remain young never really materializes. A person’s first appearance sees assault then kill a woman while his last scene is him saving the day. People realize their significant others are in danger and just leave. Nothing makes sense and it looks like everyone involved had no idea what they were doing. At least the make up effects were good.
Stopmotion is the exact opposite. The story of a talented artist who becomes obsessed with their work is not new to horror. But the performances, effects, and storytelling in the film are fantastic. Though this is live action, it also includes some great animated moments. The horror is expertly done and there is something for all genre fans to enjoy.
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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