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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.

Does Roth let his worst instincts take over Thanksgiving, or is it more like the classic Cabin Fever?

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:

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.

Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram

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