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Thankskilling (2009)
Have you ever wanted to see a “fowl” mouthed turkey carjack a man with a shotgun? Nor did I, but the recent buzz Thankskilling got on twitter got me interested enough to give it a shot. Sp
Published on November 26, 2009 | Filed under Review

Have you ever wanted to see a “fowl” mouthed turkey carjack a man with a shotgun? Nor did I, but the recent buzz Thankskilling got on twitter got me interested enough to give it a shot. Special thanks to Netflix instant watch and my Xbox 360, if not for them, I would have never made the effort to actually seek this movie out.

Friday The 13th had Jason and his Mom, Valentines Day had Harry Warden and now Thanksgiving has it’s own horror icon! Turkey day is tomorrow, can you think of a better way to spend it then stuffing your fat face and watching this low budget gem? The movie begins with a shot of a boob (belonging to a topless pilgrim woman no less) circa 1621(-ish), it’s brilliant film making… all bad movies should take note. Topless pilgrim woman is killed by crazed turkey, flash forward and we meet five college students headed home for Thanksgiving. The Nerd, the Slut, the Good Girl, the Football Star and the Fat Kid, who here can’t relate to that? There where many occasions at the start of this movie where I thought “Wow, this is bad”. I quickly realized the filmmakers knew how bad this pile of crap they were squeezing out would be. That sort of took the wind out of my sails, it’s always a bit more fun when the filmmakers aren’t in on the joke…but whatever. A constant stream of sophomoric humor, bad gore effects (both CGI and practical), a near completely clothed sex scene and laughable acting made Thankskilling quite entertaining. Thankskilling is Troma-esque, but it’s far less obnoxious and much funnier. There isn’t a whole lot more to say. So tomorrow, wake up, watch the parade, eat a lot, fall asleep, eat some more, watch some football, but make sure you really celebrate the holiday and see Thankskilling!

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Designer and Publisher. Fan of Carpenter, De Palma, the Revenge of the Nerds series, reading subtext theories, film poster art, and soundtracks, among other things. Not a film critic nor an academic, just passionate about the medium.

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  • Matt-suzaka

    There is no better way to spend Thanksgiving than with ThanksKilling! Now if only I can get my family to watch this gem…I'll tell them it does for Thanksgiving, what It's A Wonderful Life did for Christmas!

  • Ashlee

    A little advice: Never watch this flick in the wee hours of the morning. I've been having Thankskilling PTSD-like flashbacks ever since.

    It's a relief to imagine they knew how bad this film was. But it sure is good for a laugh.