This November, Horror Remix is back with a brand new tribute to that great, underserved sub-genre — Thanksgiving-themed slasher films.
HORROR REMIX: THANKSGIVING offers up a trio of sliced up, home style horror with a side of sweet potatoes.
First up is HOME SWEET HOME, a 1981 horror film also known as SLASHER IN THE HOUSE. A family’s quiet Thanksgiving gathering at an isolated country home is interrupted by a giggling, PCP-addled maniac. What follows is your standard psychopathic killing spree. Directed by Nettie Pena, the film stars Jake Steinfeld (of “Body by Jake” fitness line fame) and Vinessa Shaw (who many will recognize from the 1993 Disney film HOCUS POCUS).
Up next is BLOOD RAGE, a 1983 slasher film directed by John Grissmer about a pair of identical twins named Todd and Terry. When a teenager is slaughtered at a drive-in theater, Todd is found guilty and locked away in a mental asylum. Years later, Todd escapes and confronts his family on Thanksgiving. And you thought your family get togethers were awkward…
Finally, there will be BLOOD FREAK, a 1972 hippie horror film about a Vietnam veteran (played by Steve Hawkes) who is transformed into a half-turkey/half-man monster addicted to the blood of drug addicts. Yep, this is that kind of movie.
All three films will be recut and remixed to keep all the good parts (sex, drugs and rock and roll) and take out all the boring parts (exposition, . In between, you’ll have a heaping table full of side-dishes featuring more fall-themed horror nuggets plus catty commentary by puppet emcees Thunderclap and Cheesecake.
This is one HORROR REMIX you won’t want to miss — especially if you’re looking for a way to ditch your family this Thanksgiving and see some vintage ‘70s horror cheese on the big screen.