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Product Description

When a fast food chicken restaurant is built on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the displaced spirits unite with the ghosts of exterminated chickens and transform into Indian chicken zombies seeking revenge! Now, it's up to a dim-witted counter boy, his lesbian ex-girlfriend, and a burqa-wearing fry cook to put an end to the foul-feathered menace once and for all.

SPECIAL FEATURES

- Att-hen-sion getting commentary by director Lloyd Kaufman and writer/editor Gabe Friedman
- Commentary by stars Jason Yachanin and Kate Graham
- Introduction by Troma co-founder Michael Herz
- Interview with Troma star Joe Fleishaker
- 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

Review

As savage as DAWN OF THE DEAD, as slapstick nutzoid as EVIL DEAD II... An exploitation movie with soul. --Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Ron Jeremy, Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon
  • Directors: Lloyd Kaufman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Troma
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VRNIAO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,228 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By C. Christopher Blackshere on October 21, 2008
Format: DVD
For those of you not familiar with Troma,
don't be fooled by my 5 star rating.
This movie is horrible.
Horrible in the sleaziest, bloodiest, cheesiest way!
My wife left after 10 minutes (Wahoo!;)
Classic Kaufman.

Here's the plot if you need one--
A fast food chicken joint is constructed on an Native American burial ground. I guess, although I'm not really positive, that these native's spirits possessed the dead chickens and arose from the grave, seeking double revenge. Chicken zombies from hell!!! Bwaaaaahahahaa.....

Poultrygeist has the basic Troma stuff:
-more gratuitous nudity than a porno (almost)
-revolting projectile vomiting
-extremely disgusting turd spraying
-absurdily bloody decapitations
-outrageous satirical episodes slamming pop culture
-macaroni and cheesy acting
-excessive damage to the crotchal region
-ignoramus heroes that you gotta love
-tactless social commentary
-insane gore stuffed down your throat

Recommended to rednecks, retards, idiots, and people from Boise, Idaho.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 6, 2008
Format: DVD
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (Lloyd Kaufman, 2006)

I'm not a big Troma fan. In fact, the last Troma film I remember actually liking was the original The Toxic Avenger. It's gotten to the point where even the Troma name on a movie will cause me to avoid it (even if they're just distributing--I've seen my share of Troma-distributed flicks, and to a one, they're hideous). But the concept behind Poultrygeist was just too plain old stupid for me to pass up, and I have to say, now that I've watched it, I can't remember the last time I was this surprised by a movie. I can't honestly say that I enjoyed it, but it's certainly the funniest movie I've seen this week.

We open with Arbie and Wendy (are you getting the joke yet?), a typical high school couple, making out in the local Indian burial ground, and Wendy promising that going off to college won't change her feelings for Arbie. Yeah, right. Fast-forward a semester, and Arbie has gone back to relive some memories, only to find that the burial ground has been bulldozed to make way for an American Chicken Bunker, a mega-fast-food-mart. It's on the verge of opening, but is under protest by a number of fringe groups, one of which happens to contain Wendy--who, much to Arbie's musical dismay, has become a lesbian and a vegan. To spite her, he decides to get a job at ACB, where he joins co-workers Denny, Paco Bell, Carl Jr. (okay, are you getting the joke now?), and Hummus. Problem is, interpersonal drama is not the only thing going on here, for those Indian spirits aren't too happy about being bulldozed, and have every intention of getting their revenge by possessing everything in sight.
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Tonon on August 12, 2008
Format: DVD
This is by far the best Troma film to date. Say what you will in argument, but only a select few can truly compare to this finger-licking masterpiece (of chicken). Not only is it a slapstick gore/comedy, but it also makes a tongue-in-cheek-yet-honest poke at the fast food industry. Vegans and PETA fans rejoice! Or at least appreciate. However, this is NOT for those who are easily offended (and really, why are you watching a Troma film if you are?!). A-pluses all around, and a big pat on the back to all of those who slept on basement floors, church floors, and ate cheese sandwiches.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b VINE VOICE on June 20, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The title alone should have given me some idea what to expect, but nothing could prepare me for what I witnessed when I watched 'Poultrygeist'! Loving or hating this film is really a matter of taste, it's absurd and genius and the same time. Horrible over the top acting and gore make this film a must see for fans of such shocking yet hilarious satire.

The only problem with this film is it's length and the musical numbers are way too long! If this film had been edited better, it would be a masterpiece!

Warning this film is DISGUSTING!....so if you're squeamish don't even think about it! There is also lots of nudity, so if that bothers you......!? Well I don't think that will bother anyone interested in this film!

The two disc "EGG-DITION" has tons of extras to keep any fan busy, but the price is a bit much....although it's not much more than the single disc version.
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20 of 29 people found the following review helpful By hukuyu on August 3, 2008
Format: DVD
I like Chicken. I like movies. I like movies about chicken. This is the most anticipated movie of the season for me. Classic Troma Films presentation. Buy it today, but hide it from your girlfriend.
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Ok,... First of all, you have to look at the very 1st review by chris blackshere, its very straight forward and pretty much sums up everything. Just the title alone should tell you what the movie is about....

It's completely gross...cheesy....sick...outrageous...non sense...absurd.....bizarre.....but yet still funny and sexy in a very weird way. It was my first horror musical and i have to tell you i wasn't expecting that at all. One of my friend said i would probably like it despite all the songs and stuff so he got it for me. But now that i think about it, I think it was just to see my reaction the next day....

To be honest here i'll have to admit that i did watched the whole thing the 1st time because it was so strange and absurd that i needed to see what was next. I soon discovered that the actors weren't that bad and that i needed to see it all as a "horror fan" point of view just to know exactly what it was about....And then came the first song......OMG.........i don't even know what to say..................disturbing i guess......but captivating...lol. At this point, i was in for the strangest ride i have ever been on as a horror fan watching a "so called" horror/musical movie (does that even exist..?). There was some extremely gross moments, but there was also some good "cheesy plot" elements that got me wondering what would be next....so....i stayed for the whole ride...please don't get me wrong here, i have respect for this film and everyone that was involved in making it. It was daring, fun and very sexy but it is NOT for everyone!!...As for me, i decided i would definitely be checking more of those "troma" movies.

I went back to it a couple times (yes...im that crazy..ha!
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