You know, I've been reviewing some of the greatest films that the exploitation and horror genre has to offer, so this was a good switch up for me, since this movie is just awful. Let's talk about the disastrous Thanksgiving themed slasher flick, ThanksKilling.
ThanksKilling is about a group of teens on their way home from college for Thanksgiving, and on the way they are stalked by a killer turkey. Apparently, the turkey was resurrected by a Native American necromancer, and every 505 years the killer turkey comes back from the dead to murder white folk. It sounded pretty funny after reading into it, but honestly, I just really didn't enjoy this one. I thought it was just straight up bad. Some movies can be "so bad they're funny" but this is just bad. I know it wasn't supposed to be taken seriously, but this did not pull off this "self-aware bad movie" thing that it was going for. The puns were awful, the violence was boring, and the whole plot just didn't make sense. Half way through the movie I almost forgot what this was about. If you've read my blog before, you know I've seen some questionable films, but I've mostly enjoyed everything I've reviewed. It was only a matter of time before I saw something I didn't like, and ThanksKilling just happens to be one of them.
Maybe I'm being a little too harsh. I mean this film was made on a budget of $3,500, and based on that it's pretty impressive. The turkey puppet was pretty decent, so I'll give it that. Other than that, I wouldn't watch it again. For those who are interested I actually watched this for free on VUDU (with ads). The sequel, ThanksKilling 3 (yes, 3, there is no 2... THAT'S A JOKE, PEOPLE), is also free to watch on VUDU (with ads), but I don't plan on checking it out anytime soon. Maybe after a few shots of bourbon and couple bong hits.