"We want to out-do ourselves, make it better than the first one," said the director
Thanksgiving is getting a bloody second course.
On Thursday, director Eli Roth confirmed he'll be making a sequel to Thanksgiving, the horror movie that debuted in theaters earlier this month.
"Great news: I got the call this morning from Sony — we're doing a sequel. Going back for seconds. Thanksgiving 2 is a go," said Roth in a video on Instagram, adding, "We want to out-do ourselves, make it better than the first one."
Roth, 51, called it a "dream" to start a "slasher franchise" and added that the sequel will hit theaters "sometime in 2025, probably around Thanksgiving."
In the caption, he wrote, "BREAKING NEWS! John Carver will kill again! @thanksgivingmovie sequel is a GO!!! Thank you everyone who supported ORIGINAL HORROR in theaters!!! Go see it now on the big screen while it’s in cinemas, sequel set for release in 2025! Taking a year to really get the script right, working on it starting today!"
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Thanksgiving's cast includes Patrick Dempsey (PEOPLE's current Sexiest Man Alive!), Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman and Gina Gershon.
Its plot is about a masked serial killer (dressed like a 17th century Pilgrim) claiming victims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a Black Friday incident results in a tragedy.
A synopsis teases, "Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan. Will the town uncover the killer and survive the holidays … or become guests at his twisted holiday dinner table?"
Roth is known for making films like Cabin Fever, Hostel and The Green Inferno. Thanksgiving stems from the fake-movie-trailer segment he directed for 2007's Grindhouse.
The director recently told PEOPLE about seeing Thanksgiving come to fruition 16 years after Grindhouse.
"It was really a pleasure not just to make a Thanksgiving movie, but to fill the November horror movie void," he said. "I felt like the calendar has been missing a November horror movie. It's been my life's mission to bring Halloween into November."
Thanksgiving is now in theaters.
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