Media Update 12/3/20

ThanksKilling

There are not a ton of Thanksgiving horror movies out there so when I saw that this was an option, I was intrigued. This is peak cheesy comedy horror. A couple of college kids’ car breaks down on their way home for Thanksgiving break and they happen to camp at the resting place of an evil demonic turkey. The turkey gets disturbed and now wants to kill everybody. All of the kids are dumb as rocks and the turkey is a classic snarky horror villain. Seriously, the turkey (who is a puppet) is the highlight of this movie. He is rude and crude and extremely violent. He sounds a bit like Chucky. The kids’ dialogue is almost nonsensically dumb but it works somehow. It is definitely a low budget movie but they did the best they can with what they had. The result is a goofy, violent little movie with plenty of Thanksgiving puns and white people getting murdered. I recommend the movie as it is not very long.

Chopping Mall

I had first heard of this movie when it was referenced on Marvel Agent’s of Shield. The movie is about three robots used for mall security that go haywire and cause chaos. The mall is inhabited after hours by a group of mall employees who decide to lock themselves in to have a party at the furniture store. The youngsters are your fairly standard horned-up gang of party animals down for sex and/or make outs. The two standouts are the token nerd (played by Tony O’Dell) and the girl whose father was in the marine corps (played by Kelli Maroney). The movie is both intentionally and unintentionally comedic with weird mistakes and slapstick. The movie feels like a good cheesy horror classic in the heart of consumerism, perfect for Turkey Day Weekend. I reccommend it for its supreme cheesiness.

ThanksKilling 3

Uh, this movie is super strange. The premise is that there was no ThanksKilling 2 released because the movie was so awful. The movie was awful because Turkie (the turkey from the first film) cursed it with evil magic. It is now his one ring and he must retrieve it to unlock limitless dark magic. The movie mostly eliminates the pesky problem of using human actors and instead mostly uses puppets. The movie takes on a weird science-fiction/fantasy epic quality while still wallowing in low budget grime. The movie follows a young puppet girl who must stop Turkie from accomplishing his plan while recovering her memory. The movie gets oddly sexual, violent, and very much insane but it definitely felt inventive. The movie felt a bit more Thanksgiving themed and the puppetry was much improved. I do not recommend the movie only because it is super weird. If you like that kind of thing, go ahead.

Music of the Week:

The Moth & The Flame – Only Just Begun

Rich Brian – 100 Degrees

Vin Jay- Get Down

Missy Elliott – Throw It Back

Thomas Wesley – Heartless

Weekly Update:
This week’s theme is Turkey Day Terror
I watched more Watcher videos
I watched more Doctor Who Season 11
I watched a lot of Twitch and YouTube
I watched more Young Justice Season 3
I watched more EVIL Season 1
I watched more Elementary Season 3
I watched more Castle Rock Season 1
I watched more The Haunting of Bly Manor
I watched more Agents of Shield Season 7
I finished Cults and Extreme Beliefs Season 1

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