Starring: Wanda Lust, Natasha Cordova, Lindsey Anderson
Director: Jordan Downey
Running Time: 70 mins
ThanksKilling is an American film about five college students who are terrorised by the world’s most murderous, demonic and foul-mouthed turkey over Thanksgiving break.
For god’s sake. I hated this film so much, and even though it’s so clear that it’s done as a stupid, fun mick-take, but it falls into that horrifically irritating category of so-bad-it’s-actually-not-funny-and-even-more-annoying-to-watch, and it was because of that that this film barely deserves any credit at all.
However, I will admit that, on about three occasions, I laughed. They weren’t big laughs of delight, but laughs at some of the more original and odd jokes, not just ones with a mad turkey swearing his head off, because after three seconds, that gets so boring and frustrating.
Of course, the fact that this film is so badly made doesn’t help it, but on a budget of just $3,500, I think that the guys who made this actually did quite well, with some cool special effects (not including the puppet turkey) and all that.
Anyway, the majority of this film is just horrific. Not only does it have that incredibly frustrating Z-movie feel to it, but the fact that the whole premise is designed to be a hilariously bad horror flick, and turns out just being a terribly bad one, was perhaps the most annoying thing about the whole film.
No, actually scrap that. That stupid turkey was the most annoying thing about this whole film. Whether he’s saying every swear word in the book every five seconds, bursting through someone’s chest, turning radioactive or performing some of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen on screen, I absolutely hated him, and every time he appeared, I felt like turning the film off and being sick.
Now, you may think that’s a bit of a strong reaction, and while the trailer looks like a bit of jolly fun, sitting through over an hour (it seems short, but feels so long) of this idiocy is truly painful.
So, this film gets a 0.5, and it’s quite simple to see why.