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10 Slasher Movies Like ‘Thanksgiving’ To Watch If You Loved the Film

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Thanksgiving is a horror slasher film directed by Eli Roth, from a screenplay by Jeff Rendell. The film is based on Roth’s mock trailer of the same name from the 2007’s Grindhouse, after many years of discussions and nearly going into production, the much-awaited Thanksgiving film is finally here and it is set during the Black Friday 2022 in Plymouth, Massachusetts as many people are crushed to death during the riot, despite the intervention of police and town sheriff Eric Newlon. Thanksgiving stars Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Gina Gerson, Rick Hoffman, Nell Verlaque, Tim Dillon, Jenna Warren, and Milo Manheim. So, if you loved Thanksgiving here are some similar movies you could watch next.

You’re Next (Prime Video Add-On)

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You’re Next is nothing if not a brilliant slasher horror for the genre fans. Directed by Adam Wingard, the 2013 film follows the story of the Davison family, but their reunion is cut short when a crossbow-wielding psycho starts killing them one by one. Now, the Davison family must pull themself together to survive the night and kill the man who is after them. You’re Next stars Simon Barrett, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Ti West, Nicholas Tucci, Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz, and Kate Lyn Sheil.

Halloween (Crackle, AMC+ & Prime Video Add-On)

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Halloween is one of the most well-known horror film franchises ever created now, but it all started with the 1978 film by the brilliant John Carpenter. Halloween tells us the story of a deranged killer known as Michael Myers, who killed his 17-year-old sister at the age of six. Myers escapes while being transferred for a court date at the age of twenty-one, and that’s when he returns to his hometown of Haddonfield where he hunts for his next victims. Halloween stars Jaimee Lee Curtis in the lead role with Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence, Nick Castle, Tony Moran, P J Soles, Brian Andrews, and Charles Cyphers starring in supporting roles.

Final Destination 2 (Rent on Prime Video)

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Final Destination returned with its sequel, the sole survivor of the first film, and a new group of people who are going to die in horrible ways in 2003. Directed by David R. Ellis, Final Destination 2 follows the story of Kimberly, who has a premonition about a horrible highway accident that kills multiple people including her. Somehow, she avoids the accident but death finds its way to the people who would have died all the same. Final Destination 2 stars Ali Larter, A.J. Cook, Michael Landes, Tony Todd, Keegan Connor Tracy, Noel Fisher, Sarah Carter, David Paetkau, Jonathan Cherry, and Lynda Boyd.

Friday the 13th (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

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One of the most iconic slasher films is Friday the 13th, which started a whole franchise on a budget of half a million. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, from a screenplay by Victor Miller the 1980 film follows a group of counselors attending a summer camp held at the Camp Crystal Lake as they are killed off one by one by a masked assailant. Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon, Robbi Morgan, Laurie Bartram, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Walt Gorney, and Ari Lehman.

Black Friday (Prime Video)

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Black Friday is a horror comedy film that might not show us the real chaos of Black Friday, but it does feel a bit similar. Directed by Casey Tebo, the 2021 film follows a group of toy store employees who are half-heartedly opening the store on Thanksgiving night to start the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. But what they didn’t expect was a horde of people all infected by an alien parasite that was forcing them to go on a murderous rampage. Now, all the store employees must band together and fight for their lives. Black Friday stars Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa in the lead role with Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee, Seth Green, Ellen Colton, and Michael Jai White starring in supporting roles.

Trick ‘r Treat (Rent on Prime Video)

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Trick ‘r Treat is a horror comedy film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The 2007 film shows us four separate stories that are taking place on Halloween night which are only connected by a trick-or-treater named Sam, who is wearing orange footie pajamas with a burlap sack over his head. Sam appears in each story when someone breaks the rules of Halloween. Trick ‘r Treat stars Quinn Lord, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, Rochelle Aytes, Moneca Delain, Lauren Lee Smith, and Jen-Luc Bilodeau.

Black Christmas (Rent on Prime Video)

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Black Christmas is a slasher film co-written and directed by Sophia Takal. The 2019 film is based on A. Roy Moore’s 1974 classic film of the same name follows a group of sorority sisters during winter break as they are killed one by one by a stalker wearing a black mask. As the bodies start to pile up, the sisters begin to think that they can’t trust any man if they want to survive. Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue, Rosehardt, Zoë Robins, Cary Elwes, Aleyse Shannon, and Nathalie Morris.

My Bloody Valentine (Rent on Prime Video)

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My Bloody Valentine is a tale of revenge and love directed by George Mihalka. The 1981 horror slasher film follows the story of Harry Warden, the lone survivor of a mining accident that claimed the lives of his fellow miners. The accident was caused because the supervisors abandoned their post to attend the town’s annual Valentine’s Day dance. After twenty years of institutionalization, Harry returns to the town to seek his revenge on the same day his fellow miners died.

There’s Someone Inside Your House (Netflix)

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There’s Someone Inside Your House is a horror slasher film directed by Patrick Brice. Based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Stephanie Perkins, the 2021 film follows the story of a high school senior and the rest of her class who are graduating alongside her as they are targeted by a masked killer intent on revealing their deepest and darkest secrets. There’s Someone Inside Your House stars Sydney Park in the lead role with Théodore Pellerin, Dale Whibley, Jesse Latourette, Diego Josef, Sarah Dugdale, Markian Tarasiuk, Asjha Cooper, and BJ Harrison starring in supporting roles.

Scream (Hulu, Paramount+ & Prime Video Add-On)

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Scream is one of the most popular slasher franchises known to man, and nearly twenty-five years later we get the fifth film also titled Scream, because that’s not confusing. If you overlook the title issue, the 2022 film directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin is a return to form for the franchise. The film is set twenty-five years later from the events of the first film and it tells the story of a new group of characters and a new antagonist dawning the mask of Ghostface. Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette return to reprise their iconic roles with a new and extremely talented cast including Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, and Sonia Ammar. Scream V was exactly the film that the franchise fan wanted.

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