Eli Roth's THANKSGIVING trailer from GRINDHOUSE won my latest poll on great Thanksgiving films fairly easily. I haven't posted much on it here, but I loved GRINDHOUSE and I thought Roth's trailer might have been the best thing in it.
Shot in Prague while he was filming HOSTEL PART 2, the THANKSGIVING trailer is simultaneously funny, horrifying and brilliant. It also looks authentic, which is a credit to Roth and his crew as it isn't easy to really make a film look like something out of the late seventies/early eighties period.
For a great look at the making of this fantastic little film, I highly recommend
GRINDHOUSE: THE SLEAZE FILLED SAGA OF AN EXPLOITATION DOUBLE FEATURE, a book almost as eye popping and fun as the films that inspired it.
For more information and photos from THANKSGIVING, check out Eli's always fun and informative MySpace profile, and if you would like a T-Shirt celebrating the film check here.
I wish he would make a feature out of it....for those who haven't seen it, here it is. Be warned it does contain graphic violence, nudity and strong sexual content. So, if you don't like that kind of stuff, don't watch it.
Here are the final results from the poll:
1. THANKSGIVING: 17 Votes
2. THE ICE STORM: 15 Votes
3. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 13 Votes
4. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS: 12 Votes
5. PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: 12 Votes
6. CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING: 11 Votes
7. PIECES OF APRIL: 10 Votes
8. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: 9 Votes
9. THE DAYTRIPPERS: 9 Votes
10. THE MYTH OF THE FINGERPRINTS: 7 Votes
Thanks to everyone who voted. My new poll for the week will be on Stephen King film adaptations, and I hope everyone will participate in that as well...