Saturday, November 19, 2011

ThanksKilling (2009)

Director: Jordan Downey

Starring: Wanda Lust, Natasha Cordova, Lindsey Anderson, Lane Predmore, Aaron Ringhiser-Carlson

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Gobble, Gobble, Motherfucker!

Plot: A homicidal turkey kills off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? Nooooooooo!

The very first shot in the movie is of the large, natural bare rack of a female pilgrim in 1621. She's stalked and axed to death by a killer turkey, the one that comes around every 505 years. We'll forget that what happens later doesn't take place in 2126 but then the kid that tells the story said he was making it up so maybe the film makers covered their ass with that line. Who knows and who cares.

By the way, that's the only nudity you get. Talk about shooting your wad early. No one is taking this flick seriously and they're clearly having fun with it. It's what you'd expect from a low budget homemade movie of sorts. As you can see from the trailer, the turkey is a hand puppet and it's got some Freddy Kruger-esque dialogue. The best scene in the picture is when the turkey is wearing the face of the sheriff he just killed. The sheriff's daughter shows up with her friends and the turkey answers the door and everyone still thinks it's the sheriff. That scene is so absurd it's hilarious! Loved it. Everything else is pretty ho-hum with a chuckle every once in a while but fortunately it's only about an hour long. Watch this with a group and you'll be better for it. Do not, however, watch this back to back with POULTRYGEIST (2006) unless you can handle that much stupid at one sitting.

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