4.2/10
3,749
50 user 53 critic

ThanksKilling (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 6 December 2008 (USA)
Trailer
2:13 | Trailer
A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

Director:

Jordan Downey

Writers:

Jordan Downey, Bradly Schulz (additional dialogue) (as Brad Schulz) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

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".

Director: Jordan Downey
Stars: Daniel Usaj, Joe Hartzler, Preston Altree
Treevenge (2008)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The Mutant Killer Snowman returns to kill more people during Christmas

Director: Michael Cooney
Stars: Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller
Blood Rage (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director: John Grissmer
Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields
Short | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young boy imitates a popular bounty hunter character by embarking on a journey to hunt down a mysterious man lurking in his hometown.

Director: Jordan Downey
Stars: Dylan McDonald, Justin Rose, Nick Soole
Jack Frost (Video 1997)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney
Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer - this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Gary Busey, Robin Sydney, Ryan Locke
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Cracker County is under attack and lovesick dog catcher Bubba Blanche has been transformed into a ferocious, cigar smoking Werewolf in order to save the day. But first he's got to conquer a beer or two. And maybe a plate of chicken wings.

Director: Brendan Jackson Rogers
Stars: Fred Lass, Malone Thomas, Mitch Hyman
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Crazy old Professor Gangreen has developed a way to make tomatoes look human for a second invasion.

Director: John De Bello
Stars: Anthony Starke, George Clooney, Karen M. Waldron
Edit

Cast

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 ... 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
Edit

Storyline

A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate low-budget experience - a killer turkey horror/comedy See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ThanksKilling See more »

Filming Locations:

Granville, Ohio, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (HDVideo)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

ThanksKilling was shot during the summer break between Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey's junior and senior year of college. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

The Killer Turkey: [while having sex with Ali] Damn, that was good! You just got stuffed!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Leprechaun (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lines Have Been Drawn
Written by Overated
Performed by Overated
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"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.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed