Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)



      As stated in my previous post, no one does cheese and sleaze quite like Troma… and Poultrygeist was no exception!!! (Who can argue when the movie starts with a young couple having sex in a graveyard?) Soon we’re treated to a guy who dies from getting fisted in his ass, a fat man who shits himself skinny, and a guy that gets some serious “wood” for his chicken. Rude, crude, lewd, and completely tasteless… Poultrygeist incorporates musical numbers with trashy humor to make for an instant schlock classic.


When a fast food chain by the name of American Chicken Bunker is built over an old Indian burial ground, the spirits of the Native Americans combine with that of billions of chickens to create an evil that is contaminating all the food and people around. When hundreds come to protest the opening of another fast food chain, it only makes for more victims to fall prey to the gruesome chicken zombies and their horrible plan for revenge.



With the usual violence, nudity, and sick toilet humor we’ve come to expect from Troma films, this one’s filled with plenty of red, green, and brown colored splatters to satisfy even the most insatiable lust for multi-colored ooze. (I don’t know about you… but I likes my movies like I likes my food, sloppy and messy.) The effects were typical cheesy Troma effects… but I would gladly take corny physical special effects over poor, low-budget CGI any day. The acting is as bad as you would expect from a Troma film, so that neither hurts nor helps the movie. (Look for cameos from Ron Jeremy as well as “Jared” from Subway.) The plot mixes satire on the fast food industry while poking fun at the zombie genre at the same time… it’s also part musical when the characters burst into music numbers, which director Lloyd Kaufman accredits to Takashi Miike’s The Happiness of the Katakuris for inspiring. Both the cheese factor, as well as the sleaze factor, comes into play here as Troma delivers on the splatter humor AND the nudity… earning this little gem a Z-rating of 8.5 out of 10. Highly recommended for fans of cheese, sleaze, and a little (or a lot) of toilet humor. So grab a bucket of KFC and a gallon bottle of meat steroids then get set to battle a legion of undead chicken zombies. “By the power of Allah, I have the power!!!”



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