3 Horror Movies To Watch In Theaters This Weekend

THANKSGIVING and IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE carve up an excellent slasher double feature.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · November 17, 2023, 2:45 PM PST
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It's that weird time of year where the local cineplex is mostly dead regarding horror fare offerings. But it's about quality not quantity, baby! And this weekend offers up one of the finest pairings of the year. Eli Roth's long-anticipated Thanksgiving finally hits the big screen, and as we head into the holiday season, Michael Kennedy answers the call with It's A Wonderful Knife. That's one hell of a holiday slasher double header. The killer animatronics in Five Nights At Freddy's aren't going anywhere. Freddy and the gang are still holding down the fort and cleaning up just fine both theatrically and at home. When you're done with the theater, take a look at our November streaming lists for your at-home viewing.

Here are all the horrors awaiting you in theaters this weekend.

1. Thanksgiving

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Eli Roth tempted our appetites for Turkey Day horror with his 2007 Grindhouse fake trailer. Sixteen years later, he's back with a full-on slasher feast, returning to his roots. Thanksgiving is a straightforward, straight-up slasher movie, and I mean that as the highest form of compliment. An axe-wielding maniac terrorizes residents of Plymouth, Mass., after a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy. Check out our interview with Thanksgiving director Eli Roth, and revisit the Thanksgiving horrors that came before.

2. It's A Wonderful Knife


It's A Wonderful Knife is now playing in theaters, and it's also featured on the cover of the upcoming FANGORIA Issue #22. Freaky writer Michael Kennedy takes It's A Wonderful Life and turns it into a slasher flick. It's got all the hallmarks of a Hallmark Christmas movie soaked in blood, with dashes of dark humor. A parallel universe, a murderous maniac, Justin Long as you've never seen him before, Yellowjackets' Jane Widdop and a killer cast to round out the Christmas cheer. Make sure you see this before that spoiler-filled issue drops because we're taking you to the set and going behind the scenes of some epic kills.

3. Five Nights At Freddy's


Emma Tammi's adaptation of the popular Five Nights At Freddy's video game is absolutely dominating the box office (and streaming), and by all accounts, it's also making fans of the game very happy. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.