We’ve talked about Thanksgiving horror films before — see our list right here — but now there’s a new one. Directed by Mark Newton and Matt Stryker*, Derelicts is all about a dysfunctional family suffering a home invasion on the day that people eat too much, watch football and pass out.
There’s an actor in here named David Lee Hess, which might give away the home invasion inspiration for this movie. Actually, it seems to have a fair bit of Rob Zombie in it, if you like that kind of thing. But this does a fine job with a $150,000 budget, with really interesting flashbacks, flashforwards, long moments of silence and plenty of gore.
I mean, there’s a killer with a stuffed animal mask. That alone should probably give you a reason to watch this.
*IMDB lists the director as Brett Glassberg, in case you are wondering.
You can watch the entire movie on Kings of Horror’s YouTube page. To learn more, visit the movie’s official Facebook page.