Brian Trenchard-Smith, Australia, 1982, All Channel Films, Cult

“TURKEY SHOOT’s combination of high and lowbrow impulses creates a strange heady mixture. Its thought-provoking setup is blasted to smithereens by video-game style carnage engineered by people clearly motivated by the desire to blow things up.” -- The Guardian

Legendary action director and world-class blower-upper Brian Trenchard-Smith gives you a totalitarian near future, where defiant citizens are labeled “deviants” and sentenced to brutal “behavior modification” camps. When new prisoners Anders (Steve Railsback, THE STUNT MAN, HELTER SKELTER) and Walters (Olivia Hussey, ROMEO & JULIET, BLACK CHRISTMAS) are chosen as human prey for rich people to hunt, they will be thrust into a nightmare of depravity, dismemberment, cleaved skulls, exploding heads, lesbians with crossbows and the insane hungers of a deformed cannibal circus freak!

Director Trenchard-Smith was promised a large budget with many extras, top-flight sets and special effects -- but at the last minute, the production lost funding and he was forced to improvise. Fortunately he was more than up to the task; TURKEY SHOOT more than makes up for it in pace, excitement and blood.

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  • 93 mins
  • Color
  • 2.35:1


  • DCP