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Thursday, November 24, 2011

DVD Review: THANKSKILLING (2009)

 
  
THANKSKILLING
Directed by:  Jordan Downey
Distributed by:  MVDvisual

Wow, I have seen some real "turkeys" before, but this one out does them all!  HA!  Ok, I admit this film is bad, but luckily this film is one of those rare ones that falls into the category of "so-bad-it's-good".  Here is the basic plot courtesy of the MVD website:

While on their way home for Thanksgiving break, five college kids run "afowl" of a homicidal turkey that wants them dead. As the cursed bird hunts them down one by one, the survivors scramble to find a way to defeat the possessed creature. Will the bloodthirsty turkey make this their last Thanksgiving feast ever?

Ok, well, you know what you are getting yourself into as soon as you put this DVD in.  You really aren't expecting a great piece of cinema.  You are looking for a dumb film that can make you laugh and have some fun.  That is exactly what your get with THANKSKILLING.  

The acting in this film is horrible by most all actors/actresses involved.   The exception to this to me was actor Chuck Lamb who played the Sherrif.  He was funny character and played that part well.  I only wish he would have been in the film more.   Other than that, the killer turkey itself was probably the other acting highlight of this film. He delivered his one liners perfectly!

The film does have some good gore effects, including a scene in which the aforementioned Sheriff has his face peeled off.  This leads to probably the funniest scene in the film as the killer turkey wears the Sheriff's face like a mask, fooling everyone including his daughter to think its the actual Sheriff. 

This is a perfect example of a perfect party movie.  Have some friends over and get a good laugh out of THANKSKILLING!    Or better yet, throw it in the DVD player for all the family to enjoy right after your Thanksgiving meal! 


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD

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