Get ready to watch one of the bloodiest and most entertaining horror movies of 2023 from the comfort of your home this month! Thanksgiving, the darkly comedic slasher film from Hostel director Eli Roth will be available to stream on Netflix in the U.S. starting on Saturday, February 17.
Released in theaters on November 17, 2023, Thanksgiving wasn't expected on Netflix until April or May, since it usually takes about six months for Sony movies to come on Netflix as part of their overall deal. Instead, Thanksgiving will be streaming in just three months.
This significant timeline difference could mean good things for 2024 and the Sony-to-Netflix pipeline. Maybe all Sony films will come to Netflix within three months moving forward, which would mean other Sony flicks like Anyone But You and Madame Web could arrive sooner than expected. Or it could just be a one-off, we'll have to wait and see.
For those who missed out on Thanksgiving in theaters, I highly recommend checking it out when it hits Netflix as the over-the-top slasher movie is a bloody good time. Based on the fictitious trailer of the same name from the 2007 film Grindhouse, Thanksgiving focuses on a small town in Massachusetts being terrorized by a masked killer donning a John Carver mask.
The movie opens with a chaotic and terrifying Black Friday massacre that claims the lives of several victims and then one year later, a serial killer rampages through town, seemingly murdering people who were connected to the massacre.
Thanksgiving is rated R for intense violence and gore
Considering this is an Eli Roth movie, most fans probably know what to expect going into it, but in case you don't, keep in mind that this an R-rated movie. And while it's not as brutal as Roth's previous movies Hostel and Hostel II, it's still very bloody and might be too much for those who don't like gore, with characters getting decapitated, stabbed, burned alive, and more—often shown in detail.
Thanksgiving stars actress and influencer Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Jalen Thomas Brooks, and Nell Verlaque. A sequel is in development.
For those eager to watch Thanksgiving when it hits Netflix, you can set a reminder right here to start watching as soon as it drops on February 17.