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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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Gobble, Gobble, Motherfucker! See more »


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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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Budget:

$3,500 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title card "To be continued in space..." was placed in the movie as a complete joke, with no intention of any sequels. Nonetheless, a sequel, ThanksKilling 3 (2012), was released three years later. See more »

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The opening scenes show a college campus in autumn with colorful leaves. The rest of the film (which was shot in summer) is shot amid green trees. See more »

Quotes

Kristen: OK, girl, get a grip. There's no such thing as an evil turkey. There is no such thing as an evil turkey. There is...
The Killer Turkey: ...No such thing as an evil turkey. Oh wait, I lied. Ha!
Kristen: [screams]
The Killer Turkey: Agh! That hurts! Shut the fuck up, you stupid bitch! I'm gonna drink your blood like cranberry sauce, meanie!
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Featured in Theater Mode: ThanksKilling (2016) See more »

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Unbelievably Bad, But Still Pretty Good
20 November 2010 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Luckily this film is only about an hour long, because any more and it would get old really quickly. It is plain to see that as funny as the movie is, and as many good kills as it has, it did not have much steam to go any further.

I saw it on Netflix as a recommendation for a while and was like "oh, heck no" until one day when a friend of mine in Texas said it was a must-see. I gave it a chance, and was pleasantly surprised. The turkey (purportedly "the most demonic turkey in history") is so stupid, so vulgar, it is just hilarious. Hopefully that was the intent, because the acting is outrageously bad.

What could have made this film better? Probably everything. More nudity, better actors, a plot that makes sense (the 505 years thing did not add up right, as well as why it is apparently summer on Thanksgiving). But let us not try to make sense of nonsense. Let us just be thankful for the JonBenet Ramsey joke (which seems dated, but that adds to its charm).

Upon a second viewing, the film is just as stupid, but the stupidity came across as being even more intentional than I thought the first time. Someone here -- or maybe everyone -- has the mind of a genius, and they were given a video camera.

Apparently, they must have made a few dollars off of the movie, because as I type this (November 2012), there is now a sequel. Goodness, I am not sure if it could be any worse... or any better.


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