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ThanksKilling (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 6 December 2008 (USA)
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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

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Jordan Downey

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Jordan Downey, Bradly Schulz (additional dialogue) (as Brad Schulz) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wanda Lust Wanda Lust ... Naked Pilgrim
Natasha Cordova Natasha Cordova ... Ali
Lindsey Anderson Lindsey Anderson ... Kristen
Lance Predmore Lance Predmore ... Johnny
Aaron Ringhiser-Carlson Aaron Ringhiser-Carlson ... Billy
Ryan E. Francis ... Darren
General Bastard General Bastard ... Oscar the Hermit
Jake Jake ... Flashy
Chuck Lamb ... Sheriff Roud
Pat Love Pat Love ... Sheryl the Stepmom
Steve Steinmetz Steve Steinmetz ... Man in Car
Jessica Rees Jessica Rees ... Johnny's Mom
Terry Reagan Terry Reagan ... Johnny's Dad
Kevin Stewart ... Ali's Boyfriend
Jeff Heim Jeff Heim ... Man Saying Prayer
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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

День убиения See more »

Filming Locations:

Granville, Ohio, USA See more »

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$3,500 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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While writing the script, and even through filming, creators Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey always tried to come up with a name for the killer turkey, but nothing ever stuck. In the end, they simply referred to him as "turkey" in the film. In 2012 while raising funds for the sequel, they again wanted to find a proper name for the character. They finally settled on simply "Turkie". See more »

Goofs

In the turkey rape scene, a puppeteer is clearly visible in one of the shots. See more »

Quotes

Darren: Not just any beak. A turkey beak.
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Followed by ThanksKilling 3 (2012) See more »

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ThanksKilling Theme Song
Written by Kajmir Royale
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"You just got stuffed!"
23 January 2012 | by gigan-92See all my reviews

D+

For this movie I will not delve into its cinematographer, its special effects, or its director, absolutely nothing. Why you ask, because all of the aforementioned things are completely wretched in this movie. The acting sucks ass, the writing is even worse, making the whole film feel like a third-grader's after school project. It is in all fairness one of the worst movies of all time. The only worthwhile aspect of the whole movie is quite obviously the turkey, voiced by Jordan Downey, the director. Its one liners are amusing, and for that alone I actually enjoyed a few scenes. I've seen so many obscure horror flicks and have watched the likes of killer crocodiles, killer alligators (there is a difference you know), komodo dragons, mutated mosquitoes, bees, bioengineered rattlesnake/cobra hybrid, anacondas, sharks, killer whales, eh, the list is endless, but the turkey manages to be noteworthy. It's kind of like a permanent scar that at first bugs you and then you just get use to it.

As a horror parody, the film is decently funny. The problem is every second the turkey isn't on screen it gives one a headache. To make things worse, as short as the film is, they actually draw out the character relationships. I guess the co-eds they hired to do it wanted more screen time. If you do dare to watch this, please, have a few beers before doing so to avoid putting the barrel of a shotgun in your mouth.

And oh yeah, kudos to Wanda Lust with the cuddly knockers in the opening scene. I mean geez the movie literally starts off with an extreme close-up of her nipple before the camera zooms out. She will never live this down.


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