5 more horrifying flicks for Thanksgiving
There aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving-themed movies out there outside the Wikipedia-curated standbys like Home Sweet Home (1981), Alien Abduction (1998), and ThanksKilling (2009), but if you widen the circle a little to include feasting, pilgrims, or or the most pilgrimy of crimes, witchcraft, you’ve got some sleepers to chill you after you eat some hot food.
BLOOD FREAK (1972)
“A Dracula on drugs!”
A Viet Nam vet is turned into a turkey-headed vampire with a lust for hippy blood. It’s like so many Thanksgivings at my house … you don’t even know!
“All Hell’s broken loose.”
A revenge monster? With the head … of a pumpkin? My advice is to double up on the turkey and stuffing and this year and take a pass on the pie. Bonus ‘Lance Henriksen’ points for this one.
THE CRUCIBLE (1996)
“Arthur Miller’s timeless tale of truth on trial.”
Puritans? Check. Witch trials? Check. The horror in this one is more sociological than most popular horror stories, but it’s scarier because the moral panic in it actually happened, and it could happen again at any time.
“5 college kids, one ghostly killer… you do the math.”
It’s the story of some college kids who college kid their way into a vengeful ghost’s crosshairs. Scary, yes, and it gets massive bonus points for being explicitly set over Thanksgiving weekend.
DEAD SUSHI (2012)
“The sushi bites back!”
Silly and gross. But who among you haven’t wondered what it’s like to be the food instead of the one eating it? This is one to have Tom Turkey watch the night before he gets the axe.
And if you’ve seen those, click here for five more Thanksgiving-appropriate horror movies, because Chicago at Green Bay? It’s going to be a slaughter.