Ah, yes, nothing says Thanksgiving like a "fowl"-mouthed demonic turkey spouting one-line zingers as he goes about killing every white person he comes across. If you see only one movie this Thanksgiving holiday, it probably won't be ThanksKilling - but maybe it should be because this little film has everything a cult-worthy bad movie should have: a completely ridiculous story, woefully bad acting, low-budget special effects, some decent portions of gore, the best tag line in years, bad math, a director who embraces the opportunity to stoop to any low he can think of, and - of course - an evil turkey. Not just any turkey, mind you. This Tom can slit your neck, nail your girlfriend, and steal your car in a barnyard second, and he's also a master of disguise. If ThanksKilling had just thrown a cheerleader into the mix, I would have been in bad movie heaven.
I know what you're thinking: what could drive a turkey into becoming a serial killer? Well, it all started back in 1621 with the Puritans. On that very first Thanksgiving, the settlers somehow offended one local Indian so deeply that he placed a curse on all white people and "necromanced" a turkey to be the agent of his vengeance. They say he returns every 505 years to wreak further bloody havoc , and wouldn't you know it - according to the one character familiar with the legend, it has been exactly 505 years since 1621 (there's that bad math I was referring to). Clearly, a good time will not be had by our five clueless college students heading home to party down for the week.
There's really no point in me explaining the plot of this movie, but I have to recommend one scene in particular - and that's the one where the turkey pretends to be sheriff. That's when you know without a shadow of a doubt that you're watching one of the dumbest movies ever made. It's enough to make this reviewer all giddy with excitement. No cliché, stereotype, or bad joke is safe around the makers of this film. Forget the pumpkin pie this year - a viewing of this hilarious film makes for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.