Time for the Turkey!


Now that Halloween season is official over, the next thing on calendar for us is of course, Turkey Day. No, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving, but our annual Turkey Day Marathon. Trust me, after getting through some of the titles we’ve watched over the years, just surviving is thankful enough! In all honestly, what I’m really thankful for is that I have a group of friends that make the trek out here every Black Friday to celebrate these Cinematic Shipwrecks along with me, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

If you’re new to the site and have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. What I consider a Turkey is not one of those “so bad it’s good” kind of movies. These are ones where the filmmakers really tried their best to make a good film, but just missed the mark. Could be from a stale script, stiff acting, a laughable creature, many other attributes, or all of the above! But at the end of the 90 minutes, you’ve been entertained. So it can’t be a ‘bad’ movie then, right? On the right, in our menus, you’ll find one for our Turkey Day Marathons, where you can see the kind of titles I’m talking about.

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Starting back in 2003, I made the decision to take the Friday after Thanksgiving to sit and watch a bunch of these types of films. The first couple of years, I was on my own. Then my friend Aaron Christensen joined the cause. Now, I’m usually turning people away because of just lack of space! But it shows that what I started has caught on and people understand my crazy reasoning for it!

So… the question out to you folks is this… why not start your own Turkey Day Marathon? You can get suggestions of more than a hundred titles to choose from in my Turkey Day postings, so you’re covered there. All you need to do is find some friends that are crazy enough to join you. I mean, it’s no more crazy than getting up at 3am to be first in line at a store to start your X-mas shopping, fighting the unruly mobs, is it? But the most important part…have fun!

Need some ideas, suggestions, or help, just ask away.


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