The holidays are always better with a little horror added to them and this holiday season you’ll want a second helping. On November 16, the day of thanks will never be the same again with the release of Thanksgiving.

Directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Green Inferno), with the story by Roth and Jeff Rendell (co-writers of the 2007 Thanksgiving short), and screenplay by Jeff Rendell, Thanksgiving follows a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizing residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts after a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy. Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Tomaso Sanelli, Jeff Teravaninen, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Karen Cliche, Jenna Warren, and Gabriel Davenport make up the ensemble cast of Thanksgiving.

After you see Thanksgiving in theaters, here are 6 holiday horror movies to watch next.

Better Watch Out (2016)

Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, Dacre Montgomery, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen

Synopsis: “On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion.”

Where to watch: AMC+, Peacock, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Black Christmas (2019)

Cast: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, Ben Black, Zoë Robins

Synopsis: “A group of female students is stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.”

Where to watch: FX Now, Netflix

Into the Dark: Pilgrim (2019)

Cast: Reign Edwards, Kerr Smith, Courtney Henggeler, Peter Giles, Beth Curry, Antonio Raul Corbo, Taj Speights, Elyse Levesque, Dana L. Wilson

Synopsis: “A woman invites re-enactors to produce an authentic first Thanksgiving for her family and friends. However, things take an unexpected turn when the actors refuse to break character.”

Where to watch: Hulu

Krampus (2015)

Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, Krista Stadler, Conchata Ferrell, Luke Hawker, Queenie Samuel, Maverick Flack

Synopsis: “A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.”

Where to watch: Peacock

Silent Night (2021)

Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Sope Dirisu, Kirby, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones, Trudie Styler, Holly Aird

Synopsis: “Nell, Simon, and their 3 sons are ready to welcome friends and family for what promises to be a perfect Christmas gathering. Perfect except for one thing: everyone is going to die.”

Where to watch: AMC+

The Lodge (2019)

Cast: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Danny Keough, Lola Skye Reid

Synopsis: “A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.”

Where to watch: Max


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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