Thanksgiving dinner at our home was a delight this year, with friends (including several neighbors) coming by for food, a surprisingly modest amount of alcohol, and good company. It was a true reminder of what we should all be thankful for.
And then, there was the movie… ThanksKilling, a horror movie about a demonic turkey attacking some of the worst actors I’ve ever seen in my cinematic lifetime.
Seriously, this movie was so deliciously BAD that you find yourself alternating between groaning and laughing at the horrible dialogue, acting, make-up, and production quality.
I think the screenwriters really set the tone when the very first shot of the film — literally, the opening image in the first second of screen time — is an aging pilgrim woman’s nipple. She stumbles through a forest, stalked by some unseen creature, topless for some reason, and succumbs to the evil turkey’s vicious attack. And that’s about as good as the film gets.
Here is a trailer for ThanksKilling, which pretty neatly summarizes the quality of the movie:
66 minutes of pure, unadulterated CRAP. I’ve never been so dismayed and entertained at the same time. I mean, you just can’t ignore the majesty of catch-phrases like, “Gobble, gobble, motherfucker!” being spoken by a murderous turkey puppet.
I’m pretty sure this is going to be a new Thanksgiving tradition in my household.