Thanksgiving movie death toll: Why [SPOILER] is still alive

Addison Rae stars in TriStar Pictures and Spyglass Media Group, LLC THANKSGIVING
Addison Rae stars in TriStar Pictures and Spyglass Media Group, LLC THANKSGIVING /

Thanksgiving, the part horror slasher, part comedy, is now playing in theaters everywhere. Eli Roth’s latest features no shortage of violence and silly, yet fun, thrills. Did you miss any important deaths? If so, we’re here to help!

Before you read on, please note there are spoilers ahead if you have not yet watched the movie in theaters. 

Final spoiler alert! From the first Black Friday victims to reasons why we strongly believe the John Carver masked killer is very much still alive, spoilers ahead after the image break.

(L to R) Gabriel Davenport, Jenna Warren, Tomaso Sanelli, and Addison Rae star in TriStar Pictures and Spyglass Media Group, LLC THANKSGIVING /

Everyone who dies in Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving

The movie didn’t immediately kick off with slasher-action. Instead, it took its time introducing the main players and giving us all the details on the Black Friday specials. But once the bloodshed started, it did not stop. Here are all the Black Friday and John Carver masked killer victims:

  • Black Friday shopper
  • Doug, security guard
  • Amanda Collins and her unborn baby
  • Lizzie McMullen
  • Manny, security guard
  • Lonnie
  • Yulia
  • Lionel
  • Truck driver at parade
  • Kathleen
  • Amy
  • Evan
  • Sheriff Eric Newlon (or did he survive?)

From the death toll, the most notable deaths are Amanda Collins, Lizzie, Yulia, and Evan’s. Amanda’s death is significant because her passing is what ignited Eric’s desire for revenge. Adding salt to Eric’s wounds, it turns out Amanda was pregnant with his child. Lizzie is not as important of a character, but am I the only one who thinks her killing is ridiculous (but in the best way). Lizzie was cut in half by the lid of a dumpster.

Then, we have Yulia, the first death in the group of friends. Finally, there’s Evan Fletcher, one of the most gruesome deaths in the movie. As for why we’re not mentioning Sheriff Eric Newlon’s death here…that’s because we don’t believe he is truly gone.

Why Sheriff Eric Newlon is still very much alive (Thanksgiving sequel ahead?)

If you watch horror as much as we do here at Hidden Remote, you know there is one major rule in these slasher features: We NEED to see the body. If there’s no body at the scene of the crime, the killer is still out there. No question.

One of the officers at the scene reported that they were not able to find Newlon’s body, but reassured everyone that there’s no way anyone could have survived the blast. Hmm…we beg to differ. If there’s no body, the killer will be back in a sequel.

At the time of this writing, a Thanksgiving sequel has not been announced, so we’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn more!

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