Eli Roth announced today that John Carver will be returning for seconds in a sequel to his latest horror film, Thanksgiving. The film has earned $30 million globally in its first two weeks of release with an impressive second week hold at -31%.
Certified Fresh at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is Roth’s highest rated film to date. The movie received a B- Cinemascore from audiences.
With the story by Eli Roth and Jeff Rendell, the idea behind Thanksgiving started when they were both kids going to see slasher films, which then became the inspiration behind the legendary fictitious trailer featured in the 2007 cult film, Grindhouse.
Taking an audacious spin on Thanksgiving and introducing a new classic horror villain, the feature film was directed by Roth and produced by Roth, Roger Birnbaum and Rendell.
In the original November 17, 2023 release, a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy and 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. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays… or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table?
The executive producers include Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Greg Denny, Kate Harrison Karman, and Chris Stone.
Sony’s TriStar Pictures will release the sequel theatrically worldwide in 2025. You can watch Eli Roth’s announced on Instagram by clicking here.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.