Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
Poultrygeist is the newest Troma production from director Lloyd Kaufman. It has spent a couple of years on the festival circuit and having sporadic showings in limited theaters but its finally on DVD!
The plot of the story is pretty simple, American Chicken Bunker is opening their newest store on an ancient Tromahawk tribe burial ground. The spirits of these spited Native Americans take over the chickens, the food and just about everyone standing around, customers and protesters alike. It is up to Arby and his ex-girlfriend turned lesbian protester Wendy, to stop the attack.
That is basically the whole plot, as with most Troma movies, its pretty basic. The beauty lies in just how fun, silly, offensive, and gross it gets. The acting, direction, writing, all leave something to be desired, but it wouldn't be the same if it were a grade-A production.
Everything from chicken zombies, to explosive diarrhea, to a talking sloppy Joe sandwich possessed by a gay Mexican man are included. You know what you are getting into with Troma, if you're a fan then it won't disappoint. If you're not well... learn to have some fun, then come back and watch it.