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Patrick Dempsey, 2023’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” Embarks on a Chilling Journey in Eli Roth’s “Thanksgiving”

Join Patrick Dempsey in Eli Roth's latest horror sensation "Thanksgiving," where he navigates a murder-riddled town as Sheriff Newlon. Discover this gripping tale set to hit Philippine cinemas on November 22.

A Feast of Fright: Patrick Dempsey in “Thanksgiving”

Eli Roth’s newest horror spectacle, “Thanksgiving,” materialized its cast rapidly, with the renowned Patrick Dempsey, crowned People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023, leading the ensemble. In this chilling slasher flick, Dempsey embodies the role of Sheriff Newlon. He faces the daunting task of unraveling a series of horrific deaths in his town, reminiscent of a Thanksgiving plate overloaded with food.

Why Dempsey Said ‘Yes’

Dempsey’s motivation for joining the project stemmed from two sources: his son’s desire to see him in a horror film and his personal ambition to don a uniform. This movie marks a significant shift from his early heartthrob roles to a more mature, commanding presence.

A Killer in Pilgrim’s Land


Set against the backdrop of Plymouth, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Thanksgiving, the film unfolds a terrifying narrative. A mysterious killer, drawing inspiration from the holiday, begins a spree of what appears to be revenge killings. These soon unveil themselves as part of a larger, more ominous plot.

Young Talent Meets Seasoned Star

The cast features a blend of emerging and established talents, including Nell Verlaque, Milo Manheim, and TikTok sensation Addison Rae. They portray local high school students caught in the midst of the unfolding horror. Dempsey, reflecting on his transition from a teen icon to a seasoned actor, notes the joy in witnessing the young cast’s development and camaraderie, contributing to the film’s authenticity and appeal.

Behind-the-Scenes Chemistry and Fun

The cast’s dynamics extended beyond the screen, with Dempsey’s co-stars expressing admiration for his professionalism and leadership. Anecdotes from the set, like Dempsey’s playful pranks in a clown costume, add a layer of lightheartedness to the otherwise dark narrative.

Dempsey’s Horror Comeback

For Dempsey, “Thanksgiving” represents a thrilling return to the horror genre after a considerable hiatus. His excitement for the role shines through, promising audiences a fresh and engaging experience.

Awaiting the Premiere

Thanksgiving” is set to premiere on November 22 in Philippine cinemas. The film promises a blend of horror and suspense, set against the backdrop of a town grappling with a sinister killer.

About the Film

Thanksgiving” explores the aftermath of a Black Friday tragedy in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The town becomes the hunting ground for a Thanksgiving-inspired killer, leading to a suspenseful struggle for survival. Directed by Eli Roth, co-written with Jeff Rendell, and starring an ensemble cast including Dempsey, Rae, and Manheim, the film is a must-watch for horror aficionados.

Mark Your Calendars

Distributed by Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures Releasing International, “Thanksgiving” invites audiences to uncover its dark secrets. Join the conversation using the hashtag #ThanksgivingMovie and brace yourself for a holiday-themed horror unlike any other.

In a blend of horror and dark comedy, “Thanksgiving” promises to be a memorable addition to the horror genre. With a star-studded cast led by Patrick Dempsey, this film is set to captivate audiences with its unique take on the Thanksgiving holiday. Get ready to be thrilled this November 22!

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Thanksgiving (R-16)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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