- film by director Eli Roth Thank you His expertise in the horror and thriller genres is demonstrated by combining elements of comedy, suspense and terror.
- The Black Friday scene is one of the most horrifying in the film, mirroring the chaos and violence of a real-world shopping frenzy. The camera work and sound design immerse the audience in the scene, creating a sense of dread and discomfort.
- The deaths in the Black Friday scene, particularly the deaths of the security guard and Mitch’s wife, highlight the realistic and brutal consequences of the greed and madness that occurs during these sales events. The scene based on real life events further adds to its horror.
Thank you The director has proved this Eli Roth He knows his way around the horror and thriller genres very well. His claim to fame in the film is good old blood and courage Hostel The series is also really showing off its skill at creating suspense and scares. It may not be as gory as his other works green hell Or cabin FeverBut this is a film that seamlessly blends together Roth’s talents in the realms of comedy, thriller, and horror.
However, this does not mean that Thank you His rants are not as scary or sickening as the movies. In fact, it hits that scary note right at the beginning of the film’s scariest scene: the Black Friday sequence. Between the action, the camera work and sound design, and the real-world implications, The Black Friday scene immediately sets the mood for the rest of the film – and honestly gives you a reason to root for our John Carver masked killer.
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.
- release date
- 17 November 2023
- Eli Roth
- Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Manheim, Addison Rae
- 107 minutes
- main style
- Jeff Rendell, Eli Roth
‘Thanksgiving’s Black Friday scene is full of terror
Let’s set the scene right away. It’s Thanksgiving night and all over town, every creature is bustling. RiteMart Manager Mitch Collins (Ty Olson) has been called into work to help with the store’s Black Friday sale, and a crowd of less-than-polite and civilized people has already surrounded the store. Two hired security guards are of little help in controlling the crowd, and once Jessica (nail verlac), the shop owner’s daughter and her friends show up at the shop when she lets them in through the side entrance, spoiling the whole situation.
The mob breaks through the barrier and breaks down the shop’s front doors, crushing a security guard to death in the process. It’s crazy as people race to buy electronics at half price and waffle makers at discounted prices and start physical fights that kill and maim other buyers. Meanwhile, Jessica’s friend Evan (Tommaso Sanelli) is filming the bloody Black Friday rampage from above a register field.
Roth’s camera work here really captures the madness, First of all, when the scene first starts there is a juxtaposition of the outside versus the inside of the store. Outside, the energy is tense and restless, and particular attention is paid to the people at the front of the crowd, who are cursing at the security guards and beginning to beat the rest of the waiting people in a frenzy. Then, we went inside a shop being prepared for sale. It’s brightly lit compared to the darkness outside, it’s orderly as staff stock items, and the murmur is much quieter than the roar of the crowd. This paradox only increases the tension – the people inside the store are in no way prepared for the chaos that is about to unfold. The stampede is more impressive as a result; The staff doesn’t know they’re about to experience a nightmare scenario, and to an extent, the crowd doesn’t know they’re about to experience a nightmare either.
As the impending doom draws closer, the pace between characters and scenes becomes fast and slightly unsettling. It shows the way people break into shops, the way glass breaks and people cut their skin to get in through damaged doors, the way the carnage causes people to fall to the ground left and right and die. are gone (and not so mortal) but still have serious wounds. Ultimately everything moves quickly, Sheriff Eric Newlon (patrick dempsey) fires his gun at the roof.
The way the scene is filmed leaves the audience perplexed as it makes them try to process the scene as quickly as possible. This is a great method because it is extremely thorough; This makes the audience feel as if they are fighting for their lives, as they are being overloaded with visual and auditory input. Speaking of, this is another reason why this scene inspires so much terror. The way this scene plays out makes you feel disgusting in the best possible way. It’s a mixture of the sounds of shouting as the crowd pushes past the barriers and gets closer to the doors, the scraping of metal, the shattering of glass and the creaking of shoes against linoleum, and the crack of bone and the squeal of flesh. All together, these sounds form one A symphony of uneasiness and fear as the scene plays out It just makes you sick to your stomach.
Who dies in the Black Friday riots?
However, that bad feeling is also partly caused by casualties during the scene. The first death is Doug (chris sandiford), one of two security guards tasked with crowd control. Mitch tells him to go inside and close the doors as the crowd turns violent, but soon after he does, the crowd breaks down the doors and tramples him. No one paid any attention to him as they walked past his bloodied and glassy body until Bobby (Jalen Thomas Brooks) tries to help him, breaking his arm (and his dream of playing baseball) in the process. This particular death is more affecting because of its “insult to injury” quality. Doug didn’t just die; They were tortured without any reason because of the greed of people who wanted a cheap toaster. It’s far from the most gruesome death in the scene, but it’s probably the most realistic.
The second death is that of Mitch’s wife Amanda (Gina Gershon, She was not an employee or a customer; She had just come to deliver food to her husband because she had to leave Thanksgiving dinner early. However, she gets caught in scuffles and trips. She tries to get to safety, but suddenly her head gets stuck between the shopping carts of two women, oblivious to the damage they are causing. As they fight, Amanda’s hair gets caught in the wheel and her scalp is cut. Both Mitch and Eric have particularly intense reactions to finding her body, and her eventual death causes Eric to fire his gun to stop the madness. His death is a bit over the top, but still grounded compared to the rest of the film. And like Doug, it’s all the more impressive because she wasn’t one to riot.
‘Thanksgiving’s Black Friday scene is similar to real-life events
maybe the thing that makes Thank youHowever, the scene on Black Friday was truly horrifying, It’s based in reality, Injuries and deaths are so common during Black Friday sales that an entire site called Black Friday Death Count is dedicated to documenting them. Many of these incidents result from fights over merchandise, parking spaces, and competition to be the first to enter the store.
Actually, Doug’s death Thank you There is a lot of similarity with the real world incident. In 2008, a Wal-Mart employee was crushed to death while opening the door to admit thousands of Black Friday shoppers. That morning, police had to be called in for crowd control and one officer was on hand trying to quell the chaos with a bullhorn (not unlike what happens). Thank you), but the crowd pushed the doors until they were broken, and staff on the other side were trampled, resulting in the death of a temporary holiday employee named Jedimaytai Damor. the new York Times It was reported that many people continued shopping even after the incident and said that they had been waiting in line since the day before.
Even using waffle makers as the thing that everyone is raving about is like a real phenomenon. In 2011, a riot broke out in an Arkansas Wal-Mart over $2 waffle makers. This is not to mention the number of car accidents, shootings, stabbings, and countless fights and trampling that have occurred since Black Friday began in the 1950s. Roth has always liked playing with ideas of consumerism and the absurdity of it, and Thank you It’s his most scathing criticism yet, casting the most capitalist of leisure in the role of villain. It only makes sense that the scene that really highlights its evils is the most horrifying scene in the film.
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