Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
(Unrated, 1:42:50, Released 2007)
|Genres:||Horror, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy|
|Release Date:||Dec 29, 2006|
|DVD Release Date:||Oct 28, 2008|
|Starring:||Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins, Joshua Olatunde, Khalid Rivera, Rose Ghavami, Caleb Emerson, Joe Fleishaker, Ron Jeremy|
|Directed by:||Lloyd Kaufman|
|Synopsis:||For anyone who has ever felt genuine fear while pondering what's really in that oddly shaped chicken nugget they're about to consume, director Lloyd Kaufman offers a simultaneously horrific and hilarious parody of the zombie genre that takes on the one thing scarier than the flesh-eating legions of the undead -- America's love affair with fast food. Arbie (Jason Yachanin) is a nostalgic romantic with little luck in romance and a bad case of puppy love. When Arbie's high-school sweetheart, Wendy (Kate Graham), returns home after her first year of college, the lovelorn teen attempts to win the object of his affections back by taking her to the site of their first romantic encounter. Unfortunately for Arbie, the ancient Tromahawk Tribe Indian burial grounds have been bulldozed to make way for an American Chicken Bunker restaurant, and Wendy has turned into a left-wing lesbian with a penchant for protesting. Subsequently beaten to a pulp by Wendy's rough-and-tumble girlfriend, Micki (Allyson Sereboff), and in desperate need of a steady job, disgruntled Arbie applies at the Chicken Bunker despite the fact that Wendy and Micki have launched a tireless campaign against the restaurant. But something supernatural is stirring in this poultry paradise; the spirits of the dead are not pleased that their eternal slumber has been interrupted. As the employees of the American Chicken Bunker begin dying a series of increasingly gruesome deaths, restaurant owner General Lee Roy (Robin L. Watkins) does his best to cover up the scandal and keep his customers in the dark. Meanwhile, the restless demons of the Tromahawk tribe vow to take revenge on the fast-food-loving masses by infecting every last piece of genetically modified poultry that is served at the Chicken Bunker. Perhaps if Arbie can prevent their curse from reaching beyond the drive-through window, he can save the world from a fate worse than trans fat and finally win back the girl of his dreams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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October 27, 2012
Excessively ridiculous and over the top, Poultrygeist is yet another crazy film by the folks at Troma. This is yet another tasteless film, but it does it so well that it's just a fun ride from start to finish. The jokes are extreme, and quite funny. Acting wise, this film is cringe worthy, but that's what makes these films so unique. Troma films are purposely awful, and they do it masterfully. If you love these types of horror comedies, then you're sure to enjoy this trash opus that Lloyd Kaufman has directed. The film has all the usual traits that make up for an effective film in the studios library. The film has insane amounts of gore, and offensive humor and it is so extreme that you cannot help but laugh at how this film plays out. Poultrygeist is one of the most disturbing films that I have seen, and I've seen quite a few films that are disturbing. However with this one, the boundaries of good taste are pushed to the limits and it offers a unique viewing experience that you won't soon forget. This film should appeal to gorehounds and to any Troma fan, however if you're not used to their films, definitely stay away from this one, as this one is definitely not a flick for viewers who have weak stomachs. As a whole this is a very good horror comedy that succeeds at being totally off the wall with its content. This is sure to appeal to cult film fans, and quite original despite the extreme lack of good taste.
October 26, 2011
I have to say one thing, THIS IS THE MOST MESSED UP FILM I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! Troma is known for doing films like this, but this is there most screwed up film, the gore is off the wall, and is so gross that its almost vomit inducing, and some of it is played for comedy, but its not it's freaking gross. Now don't get me wrong there are several moments that made me laugh quite a bit, but thats just when they start killing the zombie chicken people, but the rest is just gross out nudity drive in trash. If you are in the mood for a grossout disgusting film for halloween, you may check this out, but I doubt you'll like it.
August 25, 2011
Very surprisingly I really enjoyed this one! I'm not a big lover of Troma or musicals for that matter but I loved the outrageously offensive tone the film had. Certainly not for the politically correct brigade - it's racist, homophobic, islamophobic, sexist - pretty much everyone ends up on the end of an offensive joke. And of course the OTT disgusting gore effects played a part in my enjoyment of the film, really quite gross stuff on offerbut all with a comical edge to it. And the songs are really quite funny too. Well done Mr. Kaufman, it's my favourite Troma film by far!
February 13, 2011
True Troma down to a science. Funny, lude, graphic, tasteless and outlandish. And about 20 minutes too long. And a musical! If you've ever liked a Troma film, this is probably worth checking out.
May 15, 2010
Holy crap. Super nasty, vile, I found myself saying "that's the most effed up thing i've ever seen" several times during this movie. I'd say the first 2/3rds is just dumb, but I gotta give them props for the zombie chicken stuff at the end where they eat all the customers. If nothing else just for creativity and decent gore effects and costumes.
December 16, 2009
I dont know what is worst my test in Movies or this Movie.
July 7, 2009
I'll start of by admitting that I'm not a big Troma fan, though I do feel a certain nostalgic fondness for 'Mothers Day' and ''The Toxic Avenger'. And I actually found 'Vegas In Space' (mildly) ammusing. But the one feeling that is constant for me when watching a Troma film, is the nagging thought: "how in the hell did this get made"?
This one was another "recomendation / loaner" from a co-worker (guess I'll never learn). And as if the normal Troma film wasn't hard enough to sit through...this one had the added challenge of attempting to be a "musical". Sadly they didn't spend any more time writing the songs then they do writing the scripts, so the five minute long musical numbers were beyond mind numbingly bad.
There are some flashes of real cleverness and (no pun intended) biting satire...but they are so brief and rare that they are almost completely overshadowed by all of the horrible dialog, ridiculous Troma gore, nudity and potty humor.
If you enjoy Troma films then you will probably like this. For everyone else, your time might be better spent doing your laundry or getting a root canal.
June 28, 2009
If you love Troma, then you will no doubt be wanting to see Lloyd Kaufman's latest opus POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD. It is one of the most entertaining films that i've had the pleasure to sit through. You want OTT, then this film brings it, nearly outdoing itself, yet still filled with enough ideas, action and humour that can fill a 100 films! The simple plot is, the American chicken bunker fast food chain has built a new restaurant over an ancient Indian burial ground, yet unbeknowist to them, the Indian spirits are restless and seeking revenge, leading to the body's of the dead chickens coming back to life and causing havoc all around, while at the same time our hero, Arbie, has to fend off the mutant chicken zombies, while trying to win back his former girlfriend, Wendy, who has become a 'left wing lipstick lesbian!' Nothing is sacred in Tromaville and everything is under attack, from right wing bigots, left wing protesters, jihad obsessed suicide bombers, Indians, the handicapped, the American public in general, corporate culture and political correctness all backed by buckets of bloody over the top gore and musical numbers!! If you have a chance to see this then do so, as you will not regret seeing it, though be warned its troma, so leave your sense of seriousness at the door!!
June 28, 2009
A zombie chicken, horror, comedy, musical. From those pleasant folks at Troma. Troma certainly know what their fans want. Offensive and irreverent humour, sickeningly violent gore and a cast that are obviously having a lot of fun. Poultrygeist is certainly an enjoyable addition to Kaufman's catalogue, with a gay Mexican chicken sandwich, penis impalings and eggs growing out of breasts. It's a bizarre and often disturbing trip and one where the consumption of food should be avoided. The effects are all practical, which makes them twice as disgusting. The songs are catchy, if not beautifully written.
November 6, 2008
Typically offensive, vile and stupid...but with style!
Troma fans will love it (outrageous gore, ample nudity, hot lesbian action, musical numbers) but everyone else will hate it and I mean punch-you-in-the-face hate it.
July 29, 2011
I was waiting for a movie like this to come along. "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead" is a miracle, if miracles come in the form of sleazy, violent exploitation horror-musicals. It is a satire of so many things; but the film's main focus and target is the fast-food industry. The satire is tasteless, potentially offensive, disgusting, violent, and yes, also quite funny. I tried to enjoy the film as much as I could; and with myself not being the biggest fan of exploitation films (or films directed by Troma's leading man, Lloyd Kaufman), it's perhaps more brave than I thought to like a movie like this one.
But it's good at what it does; and it will deliver to anyone looking for a wild, shamelessly funny ride. I guess the film needs a certain audience to appreciate it, and Kaufman is essentially playing with fire when he crafts his film with that specific kind of appeal, but I admire his efforts. And I also admire "Poultrygeist", for some odd, unexplainable reason. It's the kind of movie that you're almost embarrassed to say you enjoyed, but it's not possible for a guy like me to lie.
"Poultrygeist" is a tale of love, passion, and mutant chicken-eggs that create poultry-zombies out of the living human beings of this earth. When a fast-food restraint specializing in fried chicken opens up to much protesters (who pretty much stand outside of the building for more than the first half of the film), things go wrong almost immediately. Apparently, and I'm spoiling a major twist here, the Native Americans are striking back against the, well, Americans; and all because of a sinister past-plot involving some hilarious Nazi/Holocaust symbolism and...chickens.
So there are characters; two high school sweethearts, an elderly and wiser version of the male partner, and the staff of the joint. The male gets a job there because his girl is outside with all the other protesters (against the slaughter of poultry). However, it all goes to waste when the chicken turns out to be the infected result of the "revenge", and it turns out that all who eat it start dying in ridiculously violent ways.
I didn't care about the plot of "Poultrygeist". I didn't care about the characters either. What I cared about was what Kaufman was trying to do with his movie, and I eventually accepted the flick for what it was. "Poultrygeist" is pure exploitation. It is filthy, rotten, vile, sometimes offensively unfunny, but for the most part, it's tasteless fun. But that's all dependent on what you think is "fun".
The death scenes are hilarious and well-staged. There is one scene where a dangerously obese man eats one of the infected chicken eggs, has to run to the nearest restroom, and takes an absurdly obnoxious and loud dump. He dies, and then a thinner version of himself comes out of his prison-like-belly. If you're ready for content like this, then you're ready for "Poultrygeist".
Another thing I liked was the many song-and-dance sequences throughout the film. It creates a half-musical out of the movie, which is always nice, especially when the songs are campy and, best of all, fun. It takes craft to make a movie as stupid as this good; but Kaufman did it. I don't recommend "Poultrygeist" to those who can't find humor in violence or the exploitation of ANYTHING; but sometimes we all need juvenile, immature, childish fun. And for me, "Poultrygeist" fit the bill just right.
fb100000185301014December 31, 2011
It's so bad that it's good, I enjoyed every single moment of it. Everything was bad, the songs, the actors, the extras, the make up, the costume. It's so cheap and dumb but ultra entertaining. A Schlock that would certainly lock your attention. It's one of the most tasteless film I've seen, even worse than Pink Falmingo, and yes, that's how tasteless it is.
March 30, 2009
Typical Troma.....nudity, gore and bad acting. The gore FX were well done and repulsive. Only fans of Troma will appreciate this one.
December 16, 2008
If you are not a fan of gross-out, totally offensive, completely unpolitically correctness, gratuitous nudity mixed with corny comedy and bad acting, then you are not a Troma fan! The characters are all named after those mega-fast food conglomerates (Arbie, Wendy, Micki, Denny, Carl Jr. & of course Paco Bell) in this political C-movie horror comedy. It's bad but of course Troma already knows that and runs with it as is their signature. I do think that I must be getting too old because I used to really enjoy these and instead found problems. The beginning and the end are filled with musicals style singing but it is forgotten about in the middle. It can't decide what it wants to be but it sure gives it it's all. Bottom line is that if you can't handle over the top gore, stupid humor, and real offensiveness then stay far, far away because you will absolutely hate it.
June 4, 2008
I make no bones (Native American or chicken bones notwithstanding) about my love for Troma. Though all Kaufman's films are incredibly stupid, they are also very funny, gory and quite endearing. I've read both his books and I am really impressed by his "get it done at all costs... except money" attitude. Poultrygeist is one of Troma's better outings, with some truly hilarious scenes and some stomach churning (but also hilarious) gore. Made in pretty much one location with no-name actors, I'm sure this will go on to a cult following. Now I get to look forward to the documentary on the DVD, which in most cases are better than the movie itself.
fb555928095January 19, 2014
Offensive on almost every possible level, Poultrygeist represents a highlight in the Troma canon as it levels a hyper-satirical gaze at contemporary American consumerism. But to say it is satire is to perhaps elevate it above its station as stupid, b-level cinema, a position the Kaufman and Troma have always embraced. Full of gore, nastiness, politically incorrect songs, and other zaniness, Poultrygeist is ultimately a horror comedy that will disgust even the most ardent watcher of transgressive cinema while simultaneously poking fun at the masks we wear in contemporary society to efface the crimes and prejudices that we truly harbor.
July 11, 2012
This is without a doubt the Grossest movie I've ever seen. Its Nasty, FUNNY,Memorable, and sexy. Watching this movie is extremely fun to watch and has allot of replay value.
August 16, 2011
Troma is known for coming out with the worst B Horror films ever. Yet some of them are very entertaining. Films like The Toxic Avenger and Class Of Nuke ' Em High. It has been awhile since they made a film and this is what they came up with. For the most part, the film is just utter crap. But that is what makes it funny. It was made to be funny. No CG; just all make up and home made special effects. There are so many gross over the top scenes in this film that just make it enjoyable if you like that short of thing. I hated the story and the acting was off par, but it was these stupid gross scenes that kept me laughing. That is what Troma is known for. Again, the cast is really nothing special. Well you do have Ron Jeremy as a crazy guy and then you have Lloyd Kaufman putting himself in the film as a side character. That is about it. For the most part, the movie is enjoyable because it is so bad. There is a 10 minute or so scene near the end that makes the movie worth wild. Lets just say it has human chicken zombies. I hated everything about this movie and that is what made it somewhat fun.
May 14, 2011
What can I say I'm a sick man. I loved this film. From the characters being named after fast food joints to the musical numbers. The writing in this movie was great. It was a laugh a minute for me. I warn you if you pick this up it's quite gory. So just letting you know. Here's a line from the movie to tease you with, "We better hurry and stop these zombies before they turn the windows into lesbians."
June 8, 2010
Not for the kiddies!!! This is just down right nasty! I found little horror , but comedy was abundant! The Native American-Chicken things could have been deemed racial slander, if it was not for the fact no race , creed, color, religion, or sect missed being insulted. LOL Gore, guts, blood, and deviation to cover a dozen movies. You have got to see this thing to believe it!
December 6, 2009
I heard about this. Its from the Troma independent studio. The dvd said it was 2 hr & 18 minutes not sure if that was correct. If you like stupid idiotic movies that are campy, corny cheese fests. (lol Ron Jeremy was in this raving then ordering. ) Starts out they are outside a movie theater waiting for the premier (more a gag for the film) then goes to the director (?) talking about the bootlegs.. then the movie & after awhile we have a musical number? (however the songs are goofy & that?s all in the first 10 minutes. Other numbers the choreography is stupid & really doesn?t go, but this is one of those so stupid it rocks cult movies. I will tell ya there is green slime reminiscent of (wait?.) Dare!! Plus plenty of various colored blood & shit (sometimes literally) be sure if you have a weak someach you are not eating or about to eat. On the 1st disk there are also some ?easter eggs? that are below the 4 menu options. When ?Deep Fried Chicken? is highlighted red?scroll down once more & it will highlight one of the order computers in red (the one to your left of the zombie) press to your right it will also open 2 more on that side. Have fun! I?m not even going to grade it cause I?m not sure how. I will give it a C for giving me a few CLUCKS!
September 8, 2009
One of the worst movies I have ever seen and I have seen tons of bad movies. Why on gods great earth would Troma have musical numbers which just made the movie suck even more. Wow this is really bad I kept saying. My boyfriend and I fell asleep various times trying to watch it and we typically like bad movies.
January 4, 2009
As full of over the top as I was expecting from Troma, though it did surprise me with the singing numbers.
Silly stuff, but it's fun, offensive and lesbian-filled, so what's not to like?
Give it a rental.
December 31, 2008
was insane. had a lot of funny moments but unfortunatly got a bit too gross and sick for me at some moments
December 8, 2008
Native American chicken zombies. If that doesn't arrose your intrests, then why are you still reading my reviews?