Halloween takes the cake when it come to holiday horror movies (for obvious reasons.) It would appear that Christmas comes in second place followed by (surprisingly) St. Patrick’s Day. But what about Thanksgiving? Some of us die-hard horror fans like to have movies coincide with all of our holidays. Yet it is hard to find Thanksgiving horror films to rent or purchase.
Baltimore Horror Movie Examiner is here to give you a list of Thanksgiving style horror films to add to your buffet this year! Here is our list of deliciously frightening films that will keep you coming back for seconds:
- Intensity (1997) Chyna Shepherd is a psychology student forced to recount the demons of her past. While spending what she thinks will be a quiet family oriented Thanksgiving with her rich friend Laura, a serial killer breaks into the house, killing everyone in sight. With Chyna’s previous experience in such situations she is able to hide but takes it upon herself to follow the lunatic after hearing him say that he has a fifteen year old girl locked up in his basement. Forced to confront her past, Chyna does the unthinkable in an effort to save the little girl in the way that she had wished someone would have stepped in to save her.
- Home Sweet Home (1981) When an escaped lunatic steals a station wagon and makes his way back into civilization, he forces himself into one family’s Thanksgiving celebration. This B horror 1980’s slasher stars Jake Steinfeld (famous for Body by Jake) as the murderer who makes this family less than thankful for their feast.
- Thankskilling (2009) In this horror comedy that seems to be intentionally bad a homicidal turkey (that’s right I said turkey) axes off a group of college students during their Thanksgiving break. If you like plenty of cheese in your Thanksgiving meal then this one is for you!
- Bitter Feast (2010) After being fired from his television cooking show and job as head chef at an upscale big-city restaurant, chef Peter Grey intends to exact revenge on the blogger who caused his fall from grace. With a cameo by Food Network star and Iron Chef Mario Batali, this film is much better than anticipated and really rises to the ranks in original horror.
- Blood Freak (1972) When a biker stumbles upon a young lady with a flat tire he is more than willing to offer her a helping hand. But after she takes him back to her family’s turkey farm, her father (who just happens to be a mad scientist) turns the biker into a giant turkey monster, hell-bent on killing drug dealers.
- The City of the Dead (1960) What would Thanksgiving be without a Pilgrim or two? In this film a young college student travels to a New England town during her Thanksgiving break to research witchcraft in the area. After noticing some strange happenings, she discovers that she has been marked to become the village sacrifice. Soon she discovers the dark past of the village and a horrific event that occured back in 1692. This film’s alternative title is Horror Hotel.
- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) When a military themed chicken restaurant is built ontop of ancient Indian burial ground you have a recipe for disaster. Soon the food and those who eat it become possessed and no one is safe from their wrath. Brought to you by Troma Films.
Baltimore City residents can purchase these films at the following location:
The Sound Garden
1616 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD. 21231
Baltimore City residents can rent these films at the following location:
400 West Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD. 21210