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ThanksKilling (2009)

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


Jordan Downey


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





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


A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

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The opening scene was originally written and planned to be much more extravagant involving an entire Native American and Pilgrim dinner scene. Time and money quickly ran out and the scene was never shot. See more »


The sheriff is sitting at the table with the killer turkey wearing a turkey costume for the annual ball. The turkey kills the sheriff and when it shows him hiding the sheriff's body, the sheriff isn't wearing the costume. See more »


Billy: I hate books! Why can't it just tell us what to do?
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a BAD movie that is a parody of bad movies.
20 October 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This ultra-super-duper-excessively cheap film is something you just need to see to appreciate. It starts a cheesy looking turkey puppet who goes on a murderous rampage--all during which he makes cheesy and occasionally funny comments. It also features the puppet having sex with a teen as well as one funny scene where he sits and has coffee with an off-duty cop and a song montage that made my brain hurt.

Considering that the folks who made "ThanksKilling" meant to make a bad film and had almost no budget whatsoever, it's a hard film to review. Yes, it is bad--but they knew they were making a bad movie when they made it and there is no attempt to make anything other than a very stupid film. So, if you do watch it, you should be the sort of person who likes terrible films AND you have a high tolerance for the vulgarity and deliberately gratuitous nudity. As for the nudity, I normally don't want it in films, but it was rather funny how they used it--as a way of making fun of the gratuitous nature of slasher films. As for the language, it's very, very crude and dumb...but again, that IS what they were looking for! This is NOT a film to show your mother or Father Jenkins (unless your mother or Father Jenkins are sociopathic murderers).

Impossible to really rate. See it and you'll see why. And, I really have no idea if I liked it or not!

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Release Date:

6 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Granville, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,500 (estimated)
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Color (HDVideo)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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