Thankskilling 3 | 50 B Movies To See Before You Die

This week on the B movie docket is Thankskilling 3

B movies are the glue stuck in between all the other genres, oftentimes refusing to conform to any particular genre presets. Some but not all of the hallmarks of a B movie include scripts that read like they were written by a room full of eighth-graders, poor visual effects, cringe-inducing dialogue, low budget production design, and zany plot contrivances. You’re aware of the hallmarks, right? B-movies often reek of amateur flair. Thought you were about to watch a great white shark hunted in dramatic fashion like only Steven Spielberg can deliver? Nope, this is Sharknado.

Why do we love B movies? I think B movies are comforting. You know what you’re about to watch is bad. If you’re fortunate it may be so bad that it’s good. You’ll often scratch your head trying to work out the plot. Out of the many good films you’ve seen, I bet you can talk with more vigor about the worst ones you’ve seen. They’re unforgettable. There’s something comforting about that I think. Besides they’ve been around just as long as the movie industry.

Believe it or not, chances are there’s a B movie for you. So I compiled a list of 50 B movies you must see before you die. No decade is off-limits. No rating is too taboo. For the next 49 weeks, I will introduce and recommend a B movie for your viewing pleasure. Yes, these are exciting times indeed my fanatical friends.

WEEK 35 – Thankskilling 3

Thankskilling 3

We’re at week 36 here at 50 B Movies. This weeks B movie is a must see for the Holiday’s. Thankskilling 3 is the third film in a trilogy where the second film does not exist.

When I say must see, I mean it’s perfect if you like or love B movies. Because like many B movies, Thankskilling 3 is offensive. Responsible adults do not drink and let kids watch B movies. The opening shot features an actress wearing a topless spacesuit. So, this is one for fans of B movies. As we know cheesy and crass are ingredients in any good B movie.

It features ancient Turkey’s involved in some sort of Highlander like struggle. There’s also a few Muppets on screen. One of them is a rapping grandmother. The other is on an epic fetch quest.

Thankskilling 3 is very much a B movie. At the time this article was published, the film does not even have a Wikipedia page. The film is a follow up to the original Thankskilling film, released in 2008.  The first film does have a Wikipedia page.

Here’s the synopsis – Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of “ThanksKilling 2”.

B Plot

The plot of Thankskilling 3 is not going to be found in the next Blockbuster. Blockbuster’s must be safe bets for all parties involved. Blockbusters are looked upon like stocks. So, God forgive they perform badly. Thankfully, B movies do not have to play it safe. Hell, B movies are like James Dean on a motorcycle speeding by the square paint by numbers films OCD to follow structure.

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And boy does Thankskilling 3 do whatever the f^^^ it wants. There were times that I was lost. But I never lost interest. Unlike a blockbuster I could not make educated guesses at what was going to happen next. So, I was totally unprepared when a wise old Turkey appeared on screen and told the most hilarious story about an ancient line of Turkeys. He said that standing on the outskirts of the Feather-World. This place is like an afterlife for Turkeys.

B Moments

Among the many qualities of Thankskilling 3, chief among them are its moments. There is an intergalactic worm and his partner. An evil Turkey spreads a mans guts onto his toast with a butter knife. Then he quips about how you should always refrigerate your food on Thanksgiving, so you have left overs the next day. Did I mention there is a character that wants to build a theme park based around the Thanksgiving holiday called Thanksgiving Land? Because that happens. Did you ever think that Turkeys might resent their lack of flight because it meant they could never take craps from the sky? Neither did I.

This is the sort of B movie that does a lot right. In a year that has been as zany as 2020, Thankskilling 3 is the perfect Holiday movie. Because it is so off the wall, the s!!!! you went through in 2020 will seem tame.

See this B movie before you die.

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