You now have all access to the future of low-budget killer turkey movies!
ThanksKilling is about a fowl-mouthed homicidal turkey axing off college kids during Thanksgiving break. It is an independent horror film that was made for under $3,500 in 11 days. It later got a small investment to help complete the marketing and distribution of the film. It’s campy, twisted, and down right hilarious.
More than just a film, 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 it took another two years to finish.
ThanksKilling promises nothing but a cheesy good time. It’s the perfect cult film to watch with drinks around Halloween or especially during Thanksgiving! Laugh at it because it’s funny…laugh at it because it’s bad…it’s meant to be taken with a grain of salt. There’s a lot to be learned in setting out to shoot and somehow find distribution for an independent feature film. If nothing else, ThanksKilling is an example of how much time and energy that process takes, no matter what the subject matter is.
Finally, the long awaited killer turkey slasher is out on DVD through Amazon. A digital version of the film will also be available for download through iTunes, Blockbuster, Amazon, Playstation 3 and WBshop. Maybe there will be some bootlegs out there too?! If you’re a Netflix user, rent the movie and have it delivered straight to your door for Thanksgiving festivities.
No matter how brutally honest, everything about ThanksKilling can be found on this site. From the script files, to a detailed look at how the turkey was built, to links for getting your own film in stores, we want to give back every inside bit of info on the making of this film. We hope you have fun browsing through the madness that is ThanksKilling.
Keep checking back for more updates as they come and be sure to get your copy of ThanksKilling November 17th, 2009. Friend us on Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace for additional updates, pictures, contests, and downloads!
Gobble, Gobble, Motherfuckers!