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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.


* 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]]).

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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.

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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.

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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.


* 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:
**
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.


* 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]]).


!! 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.


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


* 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.
*
{{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
%%*
* 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.


* AerosolFlamethrower: Kristen uses one to set the turkey on fire.

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* AerosolFlamethrower: Kristen uses one to set sets the turkey on fire.fire by spraying an aerosol can in front of a lighter.



* AsideGlance: By the turkey, repeatedly.
%%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever
%%* BadassMoustache: Chuck Langston had one.
* BatterUp: Kristen uses one against the turkey.
%%* BeatStillMyHeart: Darren's death.
%%* BigBad: The Turkey
* BigDamnHeroes: Oscar showing up to blast the turkey as it flees its teepee. It gets better, though.
%%* BigEater: Billy.

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* AsideGlance: By A look toward the audience in reaction to other characters' statements is done by the turkey, repeatedly.
%%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever
%%*
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: A horror film about a killer turkey.
*
BadassMoustache: Chuck Langston had one.
a cool mustache.
* BatterUp: Kristen uses one a bat against the turkey.
%%* * BeatStillMyHeart: Darren's death.
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death involves his heart being ripped out.
*
BigBad: The Turkey
Turkey is the main villain, as the goal of the heroes is to end his killing spree by destroying him.
* BigDamnHeroes: Oscar showing up to blast the turkey as it flees its teepee. It gets better, comes back to life later, though.
%%* * BigEater: Billy.Billy is a complete glutton.



%%* BiggerOnTheInside: The turkey's teepee.

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%%* * BiggerOnTheInside: The turkey's teepee.teepee has an interior larger than how it looks on the outside.



%%* BondOneLiner

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%%* BondOneLiner* BondOneLiner: The turkey makes some one-liners before killing his victims.



%%* BrainlessBeauty: Ali.

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%%* * BrainlessBeauty: Ali.Ali is beautiful and a complete moron.



%%* CassandraTruth: Kristen, initially.
* ChaseScene: The film opens with one.
%%* ChestBurster: Billy's death.
%%* CloudCuckooLander: Sheriff Roud.
%%* ClusterFBomb

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%%* * CassandraTruth: Kristen, initially.
initially, is disbelieved when she claims to have seen the turkey.
* ChaseScene: The film opens with one.
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a chase between the turkey and a topless pilgrim.
*
ChestBurster: Billy's death.
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death involves the turkey bursting out of his stomach.
*
CloudCuckooLander: Sheriff Roud.
%%* ClusterFBomb
Roud is a pretty weird man.
* ClusterFBomb: There are many utterances of the F-word.



* DaylightHorror: The beginning, and when the turkey is hitchhiking.
* DeathBySex: The guy who wanted to have sex with the turkey, and Greg and Ali.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Johnny reminiscing about his father playing football with him, plus the turkey's origin flashback.
%%* DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* DaylightHorror: The beginning, beginning and when the turkey is hitchhiking.
hitchhiking both take place in the daytime.
* DeathBySex: DeathBySex:
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The guy who wanted to have sex with the turkey, and turkey gets killed by the turkey in retaliation.
**
Greg and Ali.
Ali both get killed by the turkey while having sex.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Johnny reminiscing about his father playing football with him, plus the turkey's origin flashback.
%%* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
flashback, are shown in black and white when the rest of the film is in color.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: We learn a little about the heroes even though only one of them ends up surviving the movie.



%%* DontGoInTheWoods

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%%* DontGoInTheWoods* DontGoInTheWoods: Some of the turkey's victims meet their end after going into the woods.



* FanService: The film opens with a topless female pilgrim being chased through the forest.
%%* FanServiceExtra: Said pilgrim.
%%* FatIdiot: Billy.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: The turkey.
%%* FeatheredFiend
%%* FinalGirl: Kristen.
%%* FiveManBand:
%%** TheHero: Kristen.
%%** TheLancer: Johnny.
%%** TheBigGuy: Billy.
%%** TheSmartGuy: Darren.
%%** TheChick: Ali.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: The film opens with a topless female pilgrim being chased through the forest.
%%* FanServiceExtra: * FanserviceExtra: Said pilgrim.
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pilgrim is a minor character and the fanservice she provides before being killed is all there is to her character.
*
FatIdiot: Billy.
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Billy is overweight and a complete idiot.
*
FauxAffablyEvil: The turkey sometimes acts cordial toward his victims, but it does nothing to hide the fact that he's a remorseless killer.
* FeatheredFiend: The villain of the movie is a demonic
turkey.
%%* FeatheredFiend
%%*
* FinalGirl: Kristen.
%%* FiveManBand:
%%** TheHero: Kristen.
%%** TheLancer: Johnny.
%%** TheBigGuy: Billy.
%%** TheSmartGuy: Darren.
%%** TheChick: Ali.
Kristen ends up the only one of the main characters to survive the events of the film.



* FlippingTheBird: Done by Johnny to Billy.
* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: The turkey leaps at it.
%%* {{Gasshole}}: Johnny's father, Bill.
%%* GigglingVillain: The turkey.

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* FlippingTheBird: Done by Johnny to Billy.
flips off Billy at one point.
* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: The turkey leaps at it.
%%* {{Gasshole}}: Johnny's father, Bill.
%%*
the camera in the ending.
*
GigglingVillain: The turkey.turkey is constantly laughing.



%%* {{Gorn}}
* GoryDiscretionShot: The turkey killing Oscar's dog.
%%* GratuitousRape

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%%* {{Gorn}}
* {{Gorn}}: The film has an assload of bloody violence.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The turkey killing Oscar's dog.
%%* GratuitousRape
dog isn't shown on-screen aside from some blood splattering.
* GratuitousRape: The turkey's rape of Ali comes out of nowhere and doesn't really add much to the film.



%%* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday

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%%* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: This is a horror film taking place during Thanksgiving.


* NoNameGiven: The filmmakers toyed with the idea of giving the turkey a name, but were unable to decide on one, and ended up just settling for "the Killer Turkey".

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* NoNameGiven: The filmmakers toyed with the idea of giving the turkey a name, but were unable to decide on one, and ended up just settling for "the Killer Turkey". Some sources call it "Turkie".



* WritersCannotDoMath: The turkey was created circa 1621, and awakens every five-hundred and five years. That would mean the main events of the film take place somewhere around 2126.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: The turkey was created circa 1621, and awakens every five-hundred and five years. That would mean the main events of the film take place somewhere around 2126. It's implied that the dog peeing on the totem pole woke it prematurely.


* BigDamnHeroes: Oscar showing up to blast the turkey as it flees its tipi. It gets better, though.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Oscar showing up to blast the turkey as it flees its tipi.teepee. It gets better, though.



%%* BiggerOnTheInside: The turkey's tipi.

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%%* BiggerOnTheInside: The turkey's tipi.teepee.



* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Feathercloud's tipi had several dead animals hanging in it... along with a severed penis.

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Feathercloud's tipi teepee had several dead animals hanging in it... along with a severed penis.



* NoNameGiven: The filmmakers toyed with the idea of giving the turkey a name, but were unable to decide on one, and ended up just settling for "the Killer Tuckey".

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* NoNameGiven: The filmmakers toyed with the idea of giving the turkey a name, but were unable to decide on one, and ended up just settling for "the Killer Tuckey".Turkey".



* VillainsOutShopping: The turkey is shown preparing a salad in his tipi.

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* VillainsOutShopping: The turkey is shown preparing a salad in his tipi.teepee.

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