"The perfect mix of comedy, gore, and campiness"
- Matt Molloy of Scars Magazine
Gobble, Gobble, Motherf@#%$rs!
Gobble, Gobble, Motherf@#%$rs!
ThanksKilling promises nothing but a cheesy good time. It's the perfect cult film to watch around the holidays, especially Thanksgiving.
More than just a film about a killer turkey, ThanksKilling is an experience. It started with two guys setting out to see how much they could do, with so little. Casting was done in a garage, the turkey puppet fell apart by the end of the film, and distribution came and went many times. The film was shot in 2007 when creators Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey were still in college, and took another two years to finish.
ThanksKilling was released on cable VOD and online VOD in 2009. On Thanksgiving Day 2010, it was number 2 on Hulu only to Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving.
Fans of the film have raised over $100k through Kickstarter to fund the sequel, and will no doubt be interested in this DVD as a collectors item.
A demonic turkey is unleashed and he's one fowl-mouthed bastard! Five of our favorite college kids: a jock, a good girl, a fat hick, a slut, and a nerd head home for Thanksgiving break, each thankful for the chance of holiday hookups. But when their car suddenly overheats, they trespass into the woods for a night of drinking and bonfire debauchery. Little do they know, these are the same woods where an ancient turkey was necromanced 386 years ago by an Indian curse after the very first Thanksgiving. Now, The Killer Turkey is awakened and ready for revenge on the first white men he comes in contact with! But when one of the kids comes face to face with the maniacal bird, the rest of the gang refuses to believe that a potty-mouthed turkey really exists. As the kids get back on the road to home, they are unaware the turkey has hijacked a car and followed them back. And just when all seems safe, The Killer Turkey pecks apart the their families one by one in his path of revenge. Before the holiday is ruined for good, the friends must find a method to kill the turkey with their only hope resting in the content of a book written by a renowned turkeyologist!
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The fowl-mouthed turkey slasher was shot for $3,500 in 14 Days. The filmmakers later acquired an
investment to complete ThanksKilling for under $10,000 total, including marketing and distribution.
The methods for pulling a feature in for this price are detailed on the website and DVD making-of.
ThanksKilling offers one of the most extensive websites for an independent horror film ever to hit the net. ThanksKillingMovie.com features loads of exclusive content including videos, posters, a turkey rap, message board, contests, and prizes. DVD Pre-Sales are now available online!
Online and on the DVD, the filmmakers take fans through the Concept and Script, Building the Turkey Puppet, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Distribution. From offering up production schedules, to telling how to acquire barcodes for your own DVD release, we tell it all.
UNIQUE CAST AND CREW
DEAD BODY GUY - Chuck Lamb has become famous for playing dead, literally. His self-launched website, www.deadbodyguy.com has received over 40 Million hits in over 150 Countries! Heís appeared in CSI, the Today Show, TMZ, Penthouse, BBC, and the NY Times.
GENERAL BASTARD - The camo clad luchadorian masked rocker is famous for his stage presence. ThanksKilling is the hard rockerís first film, yet his hermit character steals every scene.
WANDA LUST - Porn star Wanda Lust has a following in her own special way! She has appeared in films such as Milf Does A Brotha Good and offers nudity in the first second of ThanksKilling!
Composer KAJMIR ROYALE - Kajmir is a hip-hop artist/beat maker based in Denver, CO. His beats have become famous across the globe, and used in the Robert DeNiro film, Righteous Kill.
ThanksKilling also features music from established indie artists with fan bases, OVERATED, KRYNOS, and DERICK DAHL.
Even before its release, ThanksKilling has found an audience and continues to build anticipation amongst a strong fan base. "ThanksKilling Killed! It was the hit of the festival in all honesty!," says festival director Tim Meunier of the theatrical ThanksKilling screening at Sacramento Horror Festís Merry Scary Winter Horrorland Festival.
- Fan-Made Songs - Bands can submit their own fan-made music about the film. Submissions will be online for download, and bands will perform their tracks at their concerts for promotion. Northern California horror rock band The Lurking Terror kicked off the contest.
- Non-Director's Cut - Fans can edit their own ThanksKilling trailer, short scenes, or even re-cut the movie with resources given to them. ThanksKilling viral videos created by fans are pushed to help promote the film.
- Poster Contest - For prizes that include screen used movie props and signed DVDs, fans can submit their own poster artwork designs using a digital file of images supplied online.
Shooting format: High-Definition Video (HDV)
Running Time: 70 Minutes.
Rating: Unrated (Because we couldn’t afford a rating!)
Color/ English. 16:9 and 4:3 presentations