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A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 4.0/10 (1,149 voted)

Jordan Downey

Stars: Wanda Lust, Natasha Cordova, Lindsey Anderson

A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

Writers: Jordan Downey, Kevin Stewart


Wanda Lust

Naked Pilgrim

Natasha Cordova


Lindsey Anderson

Kristen (The Good Girl)

Lance Predmore

Johnny (The Jock)

Aaron Ringhiser-Carlson

Billy (The Hick)

Ryan E. Francis

Darren (The Nerd)

General Bastard

Oscar the Hermit

Chuck Lamb

Sheriff Roud

Pat Love

Sheryl the Stepmom

Steve Steinmetz

Man in Car

Jessica Rees

Johnny's Mom

Terry Reagan

Johnny's Dad

Jeff Heim

Man Saying Prayer



Caleb Downey

Kid with Turkey Hat

Gobble, Gobble, Motherfucker!


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Release Date: 3 Jan 2009

Filming Locations: Heath, Ohio, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,500


Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Ryan E. Francis who plays Darren in the movie, is the drummer for the band Overated. One of Overated's songs can be heard on the radio when the kids are in the Jeep.


Revealing mistakes:
After the demonic turkey steals the car early in the film, it is clear in the next shot that the driver behind the wheel is human and wearing a seat belt as opposed to the demonic turkey driver one should expect.


The Killer Turkey:
You just got stuffed!

User Review

A deeply moving and finely crafted work of art

Rating: 10/10

Every so often, a film comes along that changes the traditional
limitations, boundaries and possibilities of the cinematic art form.
Films that change our perception of what can be achieved through cinema
and eternally raise the bar for the medium as a whole. Films that move
us and challenge us on both personal and intellectual levels. Citizen
Kane. The Godfather. The Dark Knight. Now, Thankskilling has joined
that exalted pantheon.

I could write a substantial volume about the sheer brilliance on
display here, and I hope that somebody does attempt such a task.
However, for the sake of brevity, I will merely discuss one scene that
serves as an effective microcosm of the broader thematic undercurrents
that run through the film. In the aforementioned scene, the turkey
hitches a ride. As a subtle nod to our society's diminishing
consciousness and rising philosophical apathy, the driver doesn't even
question the presence of a talking turkey with a shotgun. Tragically,
the man's unperceptive nature allows the turkey to shoot him and steal
his car. This is truly a striking and disturbing commentary on modern
society's intellectual shortcomings.

Suffice it to say, this masterpiece of sociological analysis is rife
with scenes such as this one. You owe it to yourself to see this eye-
opening and introspective work.