Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
“Arrive hungry…leave stuffed.”
Eli Roth‘s movie trailer for a fake horror movie titled Thanksgiving was one of the most talked about parts of Grindhouse. Even the outspoken crowd of Roth-bashers seemed to like Roth’s hilarious take on the Holiday slasher flicks. Ever since Thanksgiving hit theaters, Roth has been fielding requests from fans for a feature length version of the idea. And while I’m not sure that’s a good idea (I think the trailer works because it is a series of greats slasher movie money shots, and like most great SNL sketches, wouldn’t translate to a 90+ minute movie), but Roth has promised a second helping of Thanksgiving in his upcoming Trailer Trash feature. Roth says “Why make a whole movie when you can just go film the best parts?” And I completely agree. But NECA Toys have plans to release some Thanksgiving merchandise for the interested fans.
“The first step towards turning a fake trailer into a real movie is to convince the unsuspecting public that it actually exists, and what better way to do that than with a Thanksgiving t-shirt and poster of the Dan Frisch turkey?? They will be for sale at Hot Topic,” says Roth. “We’re planning on doing more stuff, including action figures, depending on what the demand is. And who knows? It may even turn into a real movie one day…”