From an inventive killing spree to a revenge-crazed villain, Eli Roth Thanksgiving has undoubtedly become a surefire Turkey Day hit when it comes to holiday slashers. But will a bloody sequel happen somewhere down the pipeline?
As of now, Roth’s slasher extravaganza currently holds a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, with pragmatic critics (and our own WGTC review) praising the whodunit horror originally based on a parody trailer introduced in the years 2007. Grindhouse. Centered around a masked killer targeting a group of people in Plymouth, Massachusetts, it certainly shouldn’t be surprising that a modern slasher as fresh as this has attracted a tidal wave of attention.
So while moviegoers continue to embrace gruesome horror in theaters, many Roth fanatics and gorehounds wonder if a Thanksgiving follow-up could actually take place.
Will Thanksgiving 2 does this really happen?
At the time of writing these lines, Thanksgiving 2 hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but we can only assume that a sequel is coming after the success the horror film has received so far. This success is of course justified by Roth’s passion project proving exactly why years of dedication poured into a horror film results in the best possible outcome.
But even though there is no confirmation of a Thanksgiving the rest has been revealed, Roth insisted in a recent interview with ComicBook.com that if the film does well (which it certainly does), he would be willing to continue the story and expand the blood-splattered narrative. This would surely be a surprise to horror fans, given that Roth doesn’t usually create sequels. But when it comes time to follow up on your beloved passion project, what needs to be done gets done.
And with the last minutes of Thanksgiving by showing the villain who may still be alive, it almost feels like it’s only a matter of time before we see these gruesome murders again. I know I’m absolutely ready for a Thanksgiving sequel and the possibility of an entire franchise being born, and I know I’m certainly not alone.