Director/writer: Jordan Downey | Rated: n/a (violence & nudity) | Review date: 5-Mar-2010
Jordan Downey’s ThanksKilling starts off with a smack-talking killer turkey chasing down a topless dame in colonial America, setting the stage for the rest of this preposterous ultra-low budget horror-spoof. In modern day, when five college classmates head back home for the holiday they unknowingly stumble upon the awoken curse of the Thanksgiving turkey. I already used up my food analogies in my review of Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, so bear with me.
ThanksKilling is one of those films that aims to be bad. Not just the low-budget kind of bad, but utterly terrible. However unlike Poultrygeist, this film is almost too bad. It doesn’t completely fail, however. There are some really funny one-liners, especially from our turkey, which is so cheesy and obnoxious looking that one can’t help but appreciate it. In short, the film knows what it is and doesn’t try to be anything more. It pays tribute to the cheesy b-movie slashers with bad props and intentionally lousy acting. ThanksKilling may not stand out among other horror-spoofs, but it’s surely worth a few good and fun laughs.
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