Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

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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...
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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.
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Special Features

"Poultry in Motion" feature length behind-the-scenes cluck-u-mentary; Att-hen-sion getting commentary by Lloyd Kaufman and Gabe Friedman; Alternate "Happy-Ending" with Ron Jeremy; "Truth is Stranger Than Chicken" film making lessions; Deleted scenes; Music videos; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • UPC: 790357937196
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Troma
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,311

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Yachanin Arbie
Kate Graham Wendy
Allyson Sereboff Micki
Robin L. Watkins General Lee Roy
Joshua Olatunde Denny
Khalid Rivera Paco Bell
Rose Ghavami Humus
Caleb Emerson Carl Jr.
Joe Fleishaker
Ron Jeremy
Trey Parker
Matt Stone
Debbie Rochon
Lloyd Kaufman
Technical Credits
Lloyd Kaufman Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Duggie Banas Score Composer
Daniel Bova Screenwriter
Chris Bowen Makeup Special Effects
Andy Deemer Producer
Tom Devlin Special Effects
Caleb Emerson Asst. Director
Scott Fields Special Effects
Brendan Flynt Cinematographer
Jason Foulke Co-producer
Gabriel Friedman Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Maria Gismondi Choreography
Xochitl Gomez Makeup Special Effects
Michael Herz Executive Producer
Alyssa Hill Production Designer
Holly Hojnoski Costumes/Costume Designer
Patricia Swinney Kaufman Executive Producer
Jason Kozun Score Composer
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli Costumes/Costume Designer
Doug Markuson Jr. Production Designer
Kevin Sean Michaels Art Director
David Molloy Special Effects
Kiel Walker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
1. Fowl Feature Farts [4:39]
2. White People in Tevas [4:23]
3. "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Fried" [2:30]
4. Counter Girl [4:25]
5. Way to Go, Jared! [8:26]
6. "Slow Fast Food Love" [5:15]
7. Enter the General [1:38]
8. "Generous General" [3:13]
9. The Secret Zest Sauce [4:58]
10. "Longing to Live Waiting to Die" [2:33]
11. Sloppy Paco [5:41]
12. Carl Jr. & His Chicken Love [6:57]
13. Let Them Eat Fried Chicken [5:00]
14. Bad Chicken [8:46]
15. Zombie Chicken Massacre! [6:36]
16. The Little Crippled Girl [:03]
17. Choke the Chicken! [5:45]
18. Wendy, You Fucking Drunk! [5:00]
19. "Murderous General" [5:14]
20. An Explosive Finale [:57]
21. Fowl Credits [4:35]
Disc #2 -- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
1. Intro [4:09]
2. The First Day of Filming [4:56]
3. Shooting Sex Scenes [2:46]
4. The Graveyard Shoot [3:59]
5. Tension on the Set [3:54]
6. The Grinder [2:04]
7. Filming Old Arbie [2:28]
8. The Puke Orgy [1:26]
9. The General Vs. the Demon Chicken [3:33]
10. Jared [8:06]
11. Carl Jr. [2:18]
12. Hulk Humus [1:55]
13. Crazy Ron [:46]
14. Carl Jr. Zombie [1:25]
15. The Massacre Begins [5:52]
16. Safety to Humans [1:15]
17. The Night Shoot [4:39]
18. The End of the Massacre [1:50]
19. Live Gunfire [2:00]
20. Schedule Fears [:58]
21. Carl Jr's Meltdown [2:52]
22. Troma Love [1:34]
23. The General Monster [1:19]
24. Old Arbie Monster [4:18]
25. The Penis Monster [2:07]
26. General Monster Explosion [2:17]
27. The Kabuki Car [:51]
28. Graveyard Reshoot [:46]
29. The Last Day [4:10]
30. End Credits [1:03]
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Disc #1 -- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
   The Main Course
   Extra Value Menu
   Food Stuffs
      Lloyd Kaufman and Gabe Friedman Cluck Off (Feature Length Audio Commentary)
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      "Lovely Scenes From Bergman's Virgin Spring"
      Calamari Safari Music Video - Not by New Found Glory
      Count Smokula Music Video
      DVD Credits
   Deep Fried Extras
      The Toxic Avenger
      Terror Firmer
      Citizen Toxie
      Class of Nuke 'Em High
      Tromeo and Juliet
      Radiation March
Disc #2 -- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Tromahawk Nuggets
      Poultrygeist NYC Premiere
      Cellu-Lloyd Closet
         Make Your Own Damn Omelette
         Blow Me...Away - Shooting the ACB Explosion Sequence
         Make Your Own Damn Movie Sound Design
      Recording the Songs
      Designing the Monsters
      The Poultrygeist Rooftop Re-Shoots
      Filming the Meat Grinder
      Joe Fleishaker Gets a Head Mold
   Deleted Scenes
      Ron Jeremy's "Happy Ending"
      Charlotte Kaufman Death Scene
      Time Bomb! Deleted Scenes
      Humus S-U-I-C-I-D-E Song
Disc #3 -- Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
   Play All
   Select Song
      Poultrygeist Theme Song
      Revenge is a Dish Best Served Fried
      Fast Food Love
      Generous General
      Longing to Live Waiting to Die
   Egg Stras
      Poultrygeist Trailer
      The Complete Toxic Avenger Trailer
      Special Needs
      Crazy Animal
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Clucking Genius!!!

    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is Lloyd Kaufman's best movie to date. Which is true for almost all of his previous movies as the legend only gets better and better. This film can be read on so many levels that finally being able to revisit it over and over again now that it is out on DVD is something many fans have been waiting for. Of course the careless viewer can watch it as a wonderful splattering gory and amazingly entertaining, wildly funny horror musical with a great story and one of the best casts Troma has ever had the pleasure of<BR/>working with, and even then you are in for a treat because no nanosecond is wasted. There is so much going on in the background, the tiniest props have the most insightful jokes and messages on them. Check what is on the headstones in the opening scenes, read the titles on DVD covers appearing in the film, T-shirts people are wearing - there are many opportunities to freeze-frame your DVD and see what is easily missed when you saw the film in a theater. Every detail has been given much care, down to the names of all the characters. But there are also load of political statements, that can be read painfully wrong if you are not aware of the background of the director, and are all the more powerful if you are. Other than that, it is one of those rare zombie-themed films that are provokingly intelligent. There are so many zombies in hundreds of movies that are there only for gores sake, here they serve a purpose, here they present a striking metaphor of what modern society has come to, filled with unthinking trend-following food-stuffing individuals who seem to have no control over themselves<BR/>and much less a mind of their own. Most striking is the idea the movie is built upon: a fast food restaurant built on a sacred native American burial ground magnificently represents how the new Americans have treated the land they took and the original cultures that lived on it: destroyed it, killed it, buried it and built a literally and<BR/>metaphorically totally tasteless new meaningless culture on top of it.<BR/><BR/>The dialog is fast, witty and powerful and the film leaves the viewer with a whole lot to chew upon This again is a movie that demonstrates how ridiculous the popular notion is that Troma makes trivial and tasteless movies. Lloyd Kaufman may make movies the about tastelessness of todays world, but that doesn't make his movies tasteless. Quite the contrary ¿ there are very few directors in the movie industry who are able to show what is wrong with humanity in such a painfully accurate way, <BR/><BR/>The 3-disc DVD set is not to be missed by anyone who is remotely interested in horror, Troma, movies in general and fans of Lloyd Kaufman's work. It is a total encyclopedia on what is Poultrygeist with not only a beautifully presented widescreen version of the film, but loads of insightful extra's on all three discs. There is a feature length documentary on the making of the film, shots of the NYC premiere, deleted scenes, film-making lessons, an alternate ending, music video's, karaoke versions of the songs from the film and many more Tromatic goodies.<BR/><BR/>A great film by a legendary genius director with a very talented cast. And all that in this kind of loaded package for such a price. Get it, before they're gone. It's the best buy for your money.

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