Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankskilling (2010, Jordan Downey)

What better way to celebrate the festive holiday of Thanksgiving than a movie about a foul mouthed Turkey who kills college kids during their Thanksgiving break?  Well, I can't think of any other way!  MVD brings us this cult classic just in time to sit our bloated asses on the couch, pry the remote out of Grampa's sleeping hand and dig in!

Thankskilling is the story of a 500 year old turkey named Turkie who comes back from the dead to get revenge on the "white man" who killed him after the first Thanksgiving (I calculate that to be less than 500 years ago, but who's counting?).  Kristen, Ali, Darren, Billy and Johnny are 5 college kids coming home for Thanksgiving break when their car dies in the middle of nowhere.  They decide to camp out for the night and meet up with Turkie.  They must get home and find a way to kill Turkie before he kills them.

With a tagline of "Gobble Gobble Motherfucker!, it's pretty obvious that this film is not meant to be taken seriously.  Thankskilling was a lot of fun and the comedy really worked.  Turkie was one of the funniest villains I've ever seen in a horror film and his one liners were hilarious.  Throw in some surprisingly good makeup FX and lots of bad acting and you have an instant cult classic.  The film was only 67 minutes too so there was no time for any slow parts.  Sure the film was ridiculous and you have to be in the right mood to watch it, but it definitely worked and was one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in a long time.

RATING:  10/10

Thankskilling is available directly from MVD HERE

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