Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of "ThanksKilling 2".
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Before deciding on ThanksKilling, creators Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey tossed around another idea for a holiday slasher set during Easter, entitled "Eggstravakill". See more »
The film takes place in New England at Thanksgiving time. The characters are walking around in shorts and short sleeved shirts. If the filmmakers had spent any time in New England in November, they would know that it's way too cold to walk around in shorts and short-sleeved shirts. See more »
The Killer Turkey:
It almost did, but it didn't.
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This horror-comedy starts off in 1621 as a turkey gets fed up and kills a big-breasted Pilgrim with an ax. Flash to current times as five friends (football star, good girl, fat drunk, nerd, slut) head home for the Thanksgiving weekend and a dog ends up peeing on the killer turkey, which brings him back to life where he wants to kill more white people. If you're watching a film called THANKSKILLING then I really hope you're not expecting the work of Kubrick. This shot-on-video flick was made by a group of friends in Ohio and apparently on a $3,000 budget. Is this a good movie? No. Does it at least show some imagination? Sure it does. The marketing hype behind this film would have you believe that this is in the same mode as a Troma flick but sadly there's not enough exploitation to really fit that. Outside the nudity in the opening sequence that's pretty much it in terms of the T&A. The gore level is also rather low, which certainly isn't a good thing for a movie like this. The attacks are usually off screen and when we do see something it's usually a really poor CGI effect or just someone shooting some fake blood. As you'd expect, the performances certainly aren't Oscar-worthy but at the same time they're better than a lot of the SOV stuff I've seen in my life. Each of the five main performers "fit" their roles just fine. The screenplay never takes itself too seriously and our killer turkey is clearly a puppet but I must admit that he made me laugh a couple times. I think one of the biggest problems is that the turkey is given a voice and it's clear the filmmakers must have been fans of Freddy from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET because they give him a lot of comedy one-liners and the majority of them fall flat. At 66-minutes the film seems way too long so this thing probably would have been better had it remained a short or the filmmakers kicked up the naughty bits to keep it moving. As it is, the film enters the "Thanksgiving genre" where there's not too much competition, although fans of BLOOD FREAK will probably say they are still the king.
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