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IO is a US-based site, so most of us are celebrating American (as opposed to Canadian) Thanksgiving today. That means we're gorging ourselves to bursting on roasted meat, drinking too much, bickering with our relatives, and watching armored gladiators try to kill each other for the amusement of the masses. It's a pretty metal holiday.

We won't be posting in earnest today or tomorrow. To tide you over, we offer another metal-relevant cultural artifact: the trailer for Eli Roth's Thanksgiving-themed slasher flick. Like Machete and Hobo With a Shotgun, Thanksgiving began its existence as a mock trailer before Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse double feature; it is likewise rumored to have a full-length feature version in its future. Judging by the trailer, it will be brutal.

Enjoy Thanksgiving, and happy Thanksgiving. May your long weekend be laden with riffs.

— Doug Moore & the IO staff

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