History Film / Thankskilling

25th Oct '17 10:06:50 AM DracoKanji
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Sheriff Roud having one of the books about the killer turkey legend lying around.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Sheriff Roud having one of the books about the killer turkey legend lying around. Indeed, it's one of only a handful of books he owns.
8th Oct '17 4:34:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* RunningGag: Jefferson greeting Turkie's victims to Heaven when they get killed (with the exception of Yomi's DisneyDeath, where he simply [[{{Jerkass}} says "Fuck you" to her]]).

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* RunningGag: Jefferson greeting welcoming Turkie's victims to Heaven when they get killed (with the exception of Yomi's DisneyDeath, where he simply [[{{Jerkass}} says "Fuck you" to her]]).
3rd Oct '17 1:18:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* AnthropomorphicFood: What little we see of the non-existent ''[=ThanksKilling=] 2'' features Turkie interacting with a sentient pumpkin pie named Pie-Lett.
3rd Oct '17 1:16:58 AM CaptainTedium
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* NotQuiteDead: Turkie appears to get killed by Uncle Donnie's Pluckmaster partway through the film, but he comes back after ordering his undead turkey minions to put him back together.
3rd Oct '17 1:11:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* ChainsawGood: After being put back together by his undead underlings, Turkie ends up attaching a chainsaw to his groin and using it as his signature weapon when they inform him that they misplaced his penis.
3rd Oct '17 1:08:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* DisneyDeath: Yomi appears to get killed when the Turkie lops off her arm with a chainsaw, but comes back to life after Uncle Donnie puts his hand through the hole in her body (she's a puppet).

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* DisneyDeath: DisneyDeath:
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Yomi appears to get killed when the Turkie lops off her arm with a chainsaw, but comes back to life after Uncle Donnie puts his hand through the hole in her body (she's a puppet).puppet).
** Rhonda Worm ends up crushed to a bloody mess at one point, but is later shown to have regenerative abilities.


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* LamePunReaction: Uncle Donnie frequently voices his distaste for Rhonda Worm's worm puns.


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* PaperThinDisguise: Yomi and Rhonda Worm manage to make it past Turkie's army of undead turkeys by wearing fake beaks.
3rd Oct '17 1:03:29 AM CaptainTedium
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* RunningGag: Jefferson greeting Turkie's victims to Heaven when they get killed (with the exception of Yomi's DisneyDeath, where he simply [[{{Jerkass}} says "Fuck you" to her]].

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* RunningGag: Jefferson greeting Turkie's victims to Heaven when they get killed (with the exception of Yomi's DisneyDeath, where he simply [[{{Jerkass}} says "Fuck you" to her]].her]]).
3rd Oct '17 12:53:09 AM CaptainTedium
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!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

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2012 saw the release of a Website/{{Kickstarter}}-funded sequel called ''[[UnInstallment ThanksKilling 3]]''.

!! This film ''[=ThanksKilling=]'' provides examples of the following tropes:


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!! ''[=ThanksKilling=] 3'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* BigBad: Like in the previous film, the main antagonist is the killer turkey, but he's now given the name Turkie.
* DirtyOldWoman: Flowis is extremely elderly, admits to going through a lot of younger boyfriends, and apparently wishes to perform oral sex on God when she goes to Heaven.
* DisneyDeath: Yomi appears to get killed when the Turkie lops off her arm with a chainsaw, but comes back to life after Uncle Donnie puts his hand through the hole in her body (she's a puppet).
* HeroicSacrifice: Yomi ends up sacrificing herself by going into the vortex with the last copy of ''[=ThanksKilling=] 2''.
* OffingTheOffspring: Turkie kills his son so that he can use his soul to find the only remaining copy of ''[=ThanksKilling 2=]''.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Jefferson ends up getting killed before his mother Flowis, whose own death at Turkie's hands happens a good while after that of her son's.
* RunningGag: Jefferson greeting Turkie's victims to Heaven when they get killed (with the exception of Yomi's DisneyDeath, where he simply [[{{Jerkass}} says "Fuck you" to her]].
* UnInstallment: ''[=ThanksKilling=] 2'' doesn't exist, but a major plot point of the film is that the movie was so bad that it was pulled from distribution and all known copies of it have been destroyed, with Turkie planning to find a copy of the unreleased sequel so he can use it to curse everyone.
21st Sep '17 4:39:33 AM CaptainTedium
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* NoBudget: The movie had a budget of $3,500
21st Sep '17 4:35:41 AM CaptainTedium
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* ExcrementStatement: Sheriff Roud's wife shows contempt toward her husband and informs him she wants a divorce after shitting in his coffee.



* TheHedonist: Chuck Langston is heavily implied to have been one.
%%* HollywoodNewEngland: Apparently.

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* TheHedonist: Chuck Langston is heavily implied to have been one.
%%* HollywoodNewEngland: Apparently.
one, since the flashback explaining the origin of the turkey shows him holding a naked woman close to him.



* IDrankWhat: Sheriff Rouds drinks coffee that tastes like shit. [[{{Squick}} For obvious reasons...]]

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* IDrankWhat: Sheriff Rouds drinks coffee that tastes like shit. [[{{Squick}} For obvious reasons...]]shit, which turns out to be because his wife defecated in it.



%%* ImmuneToBullets: The turkey.

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%%* * ImmuneToBullets: The turkey.Shooting the turkey doesn't do any good in stopping it.



* ImprovisedWeapon: The turkey at one point stabs someone in the ass with a meat thermometer.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: The turkey at one point stabs someone Darren in the ass with a meat thermometer.



%%* ItsAllMyFault: Said by Johnny.

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%%* * ItsAllMyFault: Said by Johnny.Johnny. He feels responsible for the turkey endangering his friends and their families.



* KilledMidSentence: The motorist who picks up the turkey.
* KillItWithFire: Apparently the best method of disposing of the turkey.
%%* KnifeNut
%%* LargeHam: The turkey, despite being a puppet.

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* KilledMidSentence: The motorist who picks up the turkey.
turkey is shot before finishing his phone call to his daughter.
* KillItWithFire: Apparently the best method of disposing of the turkey.
%%* KnifeNut
%%*
turkey is to set him on fire.
* KnifeNut: The turkey uses knives.
*
LargeHam: The turkey, despite being a puppet.puppet, provides a lot of hammy and scenery-chewing dialogue.



%%* LovableJock: Johnny.
%%* MagicalNativeAmerican

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%%* * LovableJock: Johnny.
%%* MagicalNativeAmerican
Johnny is a macho guy who isn't a hateful bully.



%%* MrExposition: Darren.

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%%* * MrExposition: Darren.Darren explains why the turkey exists and why it's killing everyone.



%%* NeckSnap: Ali's death.
%%* {{Nerd}}: Darren.

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%%* * NeckSnap: Ali's death.
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death has the turkey snap her neck.
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{{Nerd}}: Darren.Darren is shown to be pretty nerdy, since he has glasses and is implied to be very unpopular.



%%* NoBudget: $3,500

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%%* * NoBudget: The movie had a budget of $3,500



* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was Langston did to offend Feathercloud.
%%* NotQuiteDead

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* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was Langston did to offend Feathercloud.
%%* NotQuiteDead
Feathercloud is never revealed.
* NotQuiteDead: The turkey turns out to survive being shot by Oscar because of his body landing in a trash bin of radioactive waste.



* OffWithHisHead: Bill and a pilgrim (in a flashback).

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* OffWithHisHead: Bill and a pilgrim (in a flashback).flashback) end up being decapitated.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The turkey is implied to be one.
%%* OurMonstersAreWeird

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The turkey is implied to be one.
%%* OurMonstersAreWeird
a demon.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: A demonic turkey who kills people and is somehow able to speak and do other things that humans are capable of.



%%* ThePigPen: Billy.

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%%* * ThePigPen: Billy.Billy is a bit of a slob.



%%* PreMortemOneLiner
%%* PungeonMaster: The turkey.
%%* ReactionShot
* ReallyDeadMontage: Used for Billy's death.

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%%* PreMortemOneLiner
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* PreMortemOneLiner: The turkey makes some clever statements when he's about to kill someone.
*
PungeonMaster: The turkey.
%%* ReactionShot
turkey tends to make puns about what he does to his victims.
* ReactionShot: Shots are shown of people reacting to discovering the corpses of the turkey's victims.
* ReallyDeadMontage: Used for Billy's death.death features a montage of scenes featuring him to really make it clear that he's killed for good.



* RightThroughHisPants: Ali and Greg's sex scene.

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* RightThroughHisPants: Ali and Greg's sex scene.scene clearly shows them wearing underwear.



%%* TheSheriff: Roud.

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%%* * TheSheriff: Roud.Roud is a sheriff, but he doesn't really do much and is even deceived by the turkey.



* SkywardScream: When Oscar is raging over the loss of his dog at the feathers of the turkey.
* SlashedThroat: Greg and Johnny's mother's deaths.
%%* ThanksgivingDayStory

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* SkywardScream: When Oscar is raging over the loss of his dog at the feathers of the turkey.
turkey, we cut to the sky above.
* SlashedThroat: Greg and Johnny's mother's deaths.
%%* ThanksgivingDayStory
deaths have their throats slit.
* ThanksgivingDayStory: The film takes place during Thanksgiving.



%%* ToiletHumor: Oh god...
* TongueTrauma: The turkey rips out Darren's tongue.
* TooDumbToLive: Everyone in the entire film. Forget the FridgeLogic of the characters not being freaked out by the fact that the turkey ''talks'', the kids can't even tell the difference when the turkey is [[PaperThinDisguise masquerading as the Sherrif]]--and one of the kids happens to be the Sheriff's ''daughter''.

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%%* * ToiletHumor: Oh god...
There is some of it, like the turkey being awakened because his totem was [[UrineTrouble peed on by a dog]] and Sheriff Roud's wife defecating in his coffee to spite him.
* TongueTrauma: The turkey rips out Darren's tongue.
tongue when he kills him.
* TooDumbToLive: Everyone in the entire film.film is evidently too stupid to stop the turkey before it is too late. Forget the FridgeLogic of the characters not being freaked out by the fact that the turkey ''talks'', the kids can't even tell the difference when the turkey is [[PaperThinDisguise masquerading as the Sherrif]]--and one of the kids happens to be the Sheriff's ''daughter''.



%%* ManOnFire
%%* FishOutOfWater: Averted.
%%* TurnOfTheMillennium
* TheUndead: The turkey was created through necromancy, so he presumably counts.
* {{Undercrank}}: Used when the gang meet up outside the school.
%%* UnusualEuphemism: "Pink pumpkin pie."
%%* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The turkey.

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%%* ManOnFire
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* ManOnFire: The turkey gets set on fire.
*
FishOutOfWater: Averted.
%%* TurnOfTheMillennium
Averted. The turkey has no problem adapting to modern times.
* TheUndead: The turkey was created through necromancy, so he presumably counts.
counts as a member of the undead.
* {{Undercrank}}: Used when the The gang meet meeting up outside the school.
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school has the footage shot at a slower pace.
*
UnusualEuphemism: "Pink pumpkin pie."
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pie" is used to prefer to sex.
*
UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The turkey.No one seems to find it odd that the turkey can talk.



%%* WorldOfHam

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%%* WorldOfHam* WorldOfHam: Everyone here is hammy.
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