Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

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Overview

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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Overview

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

Att-hen-sion Getting Commentary by Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of Toxic Avenger) and Writer/Editor Gabriel Friedman; ; Commentary by Stars Jason Yachanin and Kate Graham; Behind the Scenes with Troma Sex Symbol Joe Reishaker; Sexy Rooftop Re-Shoot; Explosion Effect Featurette; Ron Jeremy's "Alternate Happy Ending"; Troma's First Egg-a-Morphic Widescreen Presentation; Music Videos; Deleted Scenes; Trailers; Thighs the Limit!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 790357942091
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Troma
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 26,852

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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  • 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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