BySarah O'Connell, writer at

Thanksgiving can mean many things to different people but for most the holiday is synonymous with food, football, napping, arguing with loved ones, laughing with loved ones and relaxing at the end of the day with a full belly and a good movie.

Although most families have their own little traditions for the affair, this year we have your horror movie choices covered.

Check out our 5 top horror picks for your Thanksgiving.

1. Kristy

Synopsis: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.

You will be thankful: that you weren't a cheapskate this Thanksgiving and paid for your flight home.

Released: 2014

Turkey Rating:

Check out the trailer below.

2. Boogeyman

Synopsis: A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

You will be thankful: that so far, you haven't noticed a black vortex in your closet that wants to suck you in.

Released: 2005

Turkey Rating:

Check out the trailer below.

3. Intensity

Synopsis: A young woman encounters a serial killer while visiting a friend's family for Thanksgiving, then follows him to try and rescue a teenager he's abducted.

You will be thankful: that you strongly associate John C. McGinley with Dr. Perry Cox from Scrubs, making his serial killing character in this movie considerably less terrifying.

Released: 1997

Turkey Rating:

Clip from the movie below.

4. Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County

Synopsis: After a mysterious blackout during Thanksgiving celebrations, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

You will be thankful: that videotapes can almost be considered vintage, making found-footage horror a dying sub-genre.

Released: 1998

Turkey Rating:

Check out the trailer below.

5. Thankskilling

Synopsis: A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

You will be thankful: that you have eaten the only turkey in your vicinity and so there will be little to no chance of getting axed by one.

Released: 2009

Turkey Rating:

Check out the trailer below.

Sources: IMDb, Houston Press


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