It's October, and there are plenty of Halloween movies to fill up a horror connoisseur's schedule this month. However, what happens when the calendar turns over to November? A slim pack of offerings awaits, but at least one more film is about to join it in "ThanksKilling 3."
You might be wondering how we got to "ThanksKilling 3"; after all, shouldn't there have been a part 2 in there somewhere? Fret not, as this franchise just decided to skip its own first sequel altogether, which has to be a first.
However, that sequel will "exist" in the storyline of "ThanksKilling 3," as the murderous Turkie, "the fowl-mouthed villain" from the original, is "back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2 which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets." Anyone who's ever longed for The Muppets to cross over into the slasher genre will be happy, I suppose.
Of course, there are probably some out there who need to be caught up to speed on this whole "ThanksKilling" phenomenon. It's the stuff of typical indie horror lore: Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey made an intentionally cheesy movie about a demonic turkey who offs a group of college kids on a budget of a few thousand dollars.
Shot over the course of one summer, the film was eventually unleashed in 2009 and became enough of a sensation that Stewart and Downey were able to raise $100,000 via Kickstarter to fund this sequel, which will hit VOD on November 13th.
A newly released poster indicates that things haven't gotten too serious this time around; retro-styled to the max, the art is reminiscent of several cornball genre efforts that came before it. None of them featured a killer turkey, though, and fans will now have two such offerings come next month.
Whether they should be thankful for that remains to be seen.
- Arts & Entertainment