Monday, March 2, 2009

61) Turkey Shoot (1982)

61) Turkey Shoot (1982) Dir: Brian Trenchard-Smith Date Released: October 1983 Date Seen: March 1st, 2009 Rating: 3.5/5

As a Battle Royale-esque exploitation golden not-so-oldie, Turkey Shoot succeeds within its self-imposed limitations at critiquing Thatcherite strict “order”-based logic. To my mind, there’s no more perverse way to upend her regime's justly demonized mentality than with a movie that's as alternately organized and spazzy as  this one, being a film about rich blueboods who hunt proles with everything from exploding arrows to a manimal. While it understandably won’t strike a chord with anyone looking for a serious political critique (unless of course you think Ilsa the She-wolf of the SS is a radical revisionist challenge), as a fun little Corman-esque splatterfest with ample amounts of camp and moderately artistic camerawork, it hits the spot.

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