Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead


Genre - Comedy/Horror/Musical
Year Released - 2006
Running Time - 100 minutes
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger 1 - 4, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Tromeo & Juliet)
Written by Lloyd Kaufman, (who also wrote all of the above mentioned movies) Daniel Bova, and Gabriel Friedman (who also co-wrote The Toxic Avenger IV)
Cast Includes: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin Watkins, Joshua Olatunde, Caleb Emerson, Rose Ghavami, and Khalid Rivera

Rating: 5 Skulls

Plot Summary:
What happens when a fast-food chicken franchise is built on a sacred Native American burial site, rife with restless spirits? Zombie chickens!
Now, it's up to high school grad Arbie to find a way to destroy the featherless fiends. Or will the fowl beasts turn the hungry drive-thru customers into the insatiable undead too?

Review:
In case you couldn't read the tag-line on the 1st poster image, it reads "Humans... the other white meat... Unless of course you're black, then it's dark meat... Or if you're Asian, then it's yellow meat... Or if you are Native American, it's red meat..." HA! I just find that hysterical! :-)

I was actually going to save this one for Thanksgiving, however I finished the book that I was reading, last night, so I decided to go ahead and watch it today. This movie is a riot! [and I bet that it is even funnier, watching it with friends! So, if you aren't going to be doing anything, on Thursday afternoon, after you've eaten that delicious Thanksgiving meal, get some friends together and rent this movie!]


The movie starts out with teen lovers, Arbie & Wendy, "dry-humping" in an Indian Burial Ground [the tribe's name is TromaHawk Tribe!] :-)
While the teens are making out, the dead began to reach up from their graves - a hilarious scene ensues, which I don't want to give away - just remember that this is a Troma film!

The movie then jumps ahead to where an American Chicken Bunker (think KFC) has been built - you guessed it, right on top of where the sacred Indian Burial Ground used to be. There is a crowd of people gathered about, picketing the restaurant, (think P.E.T.A.) when along comes Arbie, (wearing a Toxie shirt!) who notices two chicks making out in front of a group of C.L.A.M.'s (Collegiate Lesbians Against Mega Conglomerations) Upon further observation, Arbie realizes that one of the girls is Wendy. So upset that she has become a lesbian, he abruptly breaks into a song & dance routine [this happens frequently throughout the movie, which is too funny!]
Once he is finished singing, he marches directly into the ACB and gets a job.
Eventually General Lee Roy, (think Colonel Sanders) a proud member of the KKK, shows up to calm down the crowd. . .

This movie is absolutely hysterical, though it isn't for everyone. It is actually pretty disgusting, and sometimes it is downright offensive - though i
f you are a fan of Troma, then I am sure that you will like the movie! ;-)
To me, this may just be 'Uncle Lloyd's' best film to date!
[I forgot to mention that he plays the older Arbie - Very funny!]
Also, the end of the movie ~ Fantastic!

To give you an idea of the grotesqueness in this movie, here is an absolutely gross trailer:


Let me leave you with one of my favorite lines from the movie:
[when a customer is served one of ACB's famous Sloppy Jose - think Sloppy Joe - sandwiches, he comes back to the counter. . .]
"I don't mean to complain, but there's a severed penis in my Sloppy Jose." hahahahahahaha :-)

Jason

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this movie. I've had it about a year now, and force everyone I know to sit and watch it with me.

Hey, aren't we supposed to be in the extras of the DVD, when Lloyd showed us that sneak peek? :)

Ugh, I hate having to write in as anonymous, as I always get a Google error when trying to use my LiveJournal login.

Bill

fxguy.livejournal.com

Bobby said...

I lost my shit watching this movie. It's brilliant and utterly out of its fucking mind. One of the best movies I've seen this year.

thebonebreaker said...

*?!?!?

Bill, I appreciate you going through the hassle to leave a comment - you know that you can just use your Google (gmail) Account, right?

As for the Extras - I will definitely be buying this movie, and will watch them then.

*I have no idea what you are talking about regarding Lloyd showing a sneak peek... If he showed you at ScreamFest, last year, I must have been elsewhere :-(

J

thebonebreaker said...

Right on Bobby! :-)

J

Sistermoon65 said...

Ok...I HAVE to see this now. Somehow, I don't think my Thanksgiving guest will appreciate it....

And I'm having the same prob as Bill, with any Blogger really, I get a Google error...

..but of course THAT won't stop me from leaving a message...

Anonymous said...

Jason,

The year (I think 2006) me, you, Elizabeth, and Ed were at Screamfest, Lloyd showed us the opening scene in the graveyard, and he filmed our reactions. We were in the front row, and he said it would be used for the extras. Didn't you join us for the screening? Maybe that was only me and Elizabeth...

In any case, definitely worth buying when it finally gets released.

Also, Lloyd filmed me talking about how I attributed my film career to Troma and him (albeit what I drunkenly said was pure fiction, about a particular something tasting just like cotton candy). He said it was for Market Your Own Damn Movie.

Here's a bit of trivia: I'm on the intro to the Zombiegeddon disc. Felissa Rose is in the film, as is Joe Estevez. That means that 25% of the cast of Scary Tales 2 is in Zombiegeddon! :)

Happy Birthday/Thanksgiving, my friend.

Bill

fxguy.livejournal.com

thebonebreaker said...

I appreciate it Lisa! :-)

And it is probably a good call to wait on the movie - as I said, it's definitely not for everyone!

J

thebonebreaker said...

Bill,

I vaguely remember that ~ I think that, at that time, I decided to go grab a bite to eat, and left you and Elizabeth there. . .

That is too funny about Zombiegeddon! (I haven't seen that one yet)

P. S. Poultrygeist is available now - it came out Oct. 28th, I believe.

Also, thanks for the Happy Birthday/Thanksgiving!!

J

jessi1974 said...

Their names are Arbie and Wendy? Why do I find that hysterical? Tell me you have Arby's and Wendy's where you are...I never know whether some chains are just in my general mid-west area or not.

thebonebreaker said...

Jessi,

You nailed it! :-)
[that just goes to show you the humor throughout the film!]

I am pretty sure that all those fast-food chains are pretty much nation-wide. . .

J

Anonymous said...

Jessi,

Oh yes, everyone's name is fast food-related.

Arby, Wendy, Micki, Denny, an Hispanic named Paco Bell, a redneck named Carl Jr...

And the humor is quite hysterical. I love a scene where there is a speech by the protesters about how giant corporate conglomerates are evil, then everyone takes a big sip of Starbucks coffee, and the crowd sighs at the same time.

Bill

thebonebreaker said...

Bill,

You're giving too much away Bro!
[the laughter won't be the same now, upon hearing all of their names!] :-)

P.S. that scene was definitely funny! [I love Gen. Lee Roy's speech as well - the part where, when he was a little boy, his dad told him. . . hahahahaha]

J

FXguy said...

Jason,

Sorry if I ruined anyone's entertainment of this incredible movie.

BTW, you do know how General Lee Roy's name is so funny to me, right?

General Lee was the name of the car in the Dukes of Hazard, and Leroy, bring a very popular African American name, making fun of the stereotype that black people like fried chicken...

I was laughing out loud throughout this entire movie!

Bill

thebonebreaker said...

No worries Bro!
There is plenty more to laugh out loud about!! :-)

J

Fred [The Wolf] said...

I plan on posting a half-assed review for this one sometime this week. I agree with everything you wrote. Hands down this is the best horror film I've seen in 2008, as well as the best comedy. I could not stop laughing at the musical interludes and all the stereotypes this film proudly used. My favorite scene is where Paco is jerking off before he gets killed and shouts, "Let me cum in your eye!" Kaufman has huge balls and I love him for it. What a fun film. Long live Troma!

Great review.

thebonebreaker said...

Fred,

hahahahaha
I will be looking forward to reading your review
[why just a partial? This film deserves so much more!] :-)

Long live Troma indeed!

J

Dan West said...

FYI, one of the producers of this film was in both Monsturd and RetarDEAD

thebonebreaker said...

Awesome Dan ~ who was it?!? :-)

Anonymous said...

Andy Deemer was in both Monsturd and RetarDEAD. In Monsturd, he played one of the city council members, in RetarDEAD, he played one of the townfolks. In the car crash scene, Andy plays the guy who shoots the zombie who's pulled the driver out of the car.
-Rick

thebonebreaker said...

Awesome! :-)

Thanksfor the info Rick!!

J

the jaded viewer said...

Just finished watching this and it is outright hilarious. The musical interludes are ludicrously funny.

Good times.

thebonebreaker said...

Awesome!

Glad to hear that you enjoyed it JV! :-)

J

Bearded Weirdo Reviews said...

Now HERE'S a movie! I got to see this on X-Mas day. Me n' some friends got together and watched bad movies most of the day, and this was a gift one of my pals got, so we popped it in and, needless to say, it rocked. We even did the karaoke that comes with the DVD. Lol.

thebonebreaker said...

Awesome!

I bet that was a riot! :-)

J