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Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead [Blu-ray] (2006)

Jason Yachanin , Kate Graham , Lloyd Kaufman  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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  • 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
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • 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 (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,855 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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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.


- 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


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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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The surprise of the year. December 6, 2008
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING AND SICK! YEAH....I LIKED IT! 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! 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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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cluck you! August 12, 2008
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars In Troma's world November 10, 2008
OK, yes it rates low in the overall scheme of things but for Troma this could be the best they've ever done. Buckets of gore and bodily fluids, loads of half naked chicks (no pun intended), terrible acting, hilarious musical numbers. As with most Tromas you get a feature length making of that makes you wonder how they ever get a movie made. I laughed from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only Troma, Only Troma December 6, 2008
Yup, that Lloyd Kaufman is at it again. And like most of the recent Troma films, Kaufman is upping the ante on what gross out, bad taste, low brow shenanigans he can put on screen and get away with.
Poultrygeist is about a corporate fast food chicken joint that sets up camp right on top of an ancient Native American burial ground. This makes for some nasty, veiny, green oozing eggs that infect folks and give them a serious case of The Trots. Not only that but the green infected chicken also turns folks into chicken beaked zombies. Arby is a dorky college student on his first day of the job when all of this goes down. He must rekindle his relationship with his girlfriend(who turned lesbian on him while he was away), provide great customer service and deal with the chicken zombies and ultimately save the day.
It's typical Troma fare, though a bit more ambitious in the gross out department. Low grade FX are common for Troma, and while they're still cheap and schlocky here, they're probably some of the best we've seen in a Troma film. It looks like a lot of time was spent on them. The latter half of the film, where the chicken zombies run amok, pulls out all the stops. Kaufman's really going for the throat here. It almost seems as though he were trying to compete with Peter Jackson's Dead Alive, but Jackson's film is nearly impossible to top in sheer quantity of gore, blood and prosthetics. Being Troma, a lot more sexual violence is thrown in such as a guy getting his testicles tore off and thrown into the deep fryer, or a man growing breasts which burst open to reveal baby chicken heads. Of course the childish sex humor is in full swing too. We instinctively know that being a Troma film about fast food that some bodily fluids will end up in the food preparation....and they do!
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1.0 out of 5 stars I am embarrassed to be here...
I ALWAYS FINISH MOVIES...even the worst movies possible. I didnt last 10 minutes into this one. There was nothing funny, witty, corky, or mildly amusing about what I saw in this... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Dustin Falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
Gotta love the B movies to enjoy this one. It is one of the classics
Published 1 month ago by Daniel T. Welch
4.0 out of 5 stars Bnag bang skeet skeet nigga
Dis film be gory.Dis film has sex.Dis film has guns.Very nice.
Published 2 months ago by Daniel Molloy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
Came really fast and just in time for our friends thanksgiving party. we play this movie every year and wanted to get the dvd extras, we usually watch it on netflix but this movie... Read more
Published 9 months ago by christina
2.0 out of 5 stars Troma Has Done Better
Too much singing, not enough killing. In the end, this movie was a boring mess. The worst Troma movie I've seen.
Published 9 months ago by Mark Dechant
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this one is different somehow. my son had to have it. he's quite the collector so of course i bought it. the prices on here are cheap enough.
Published 10 months ago by christine c. marchand
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!
Troma makes crazy fun films! And this one is no exception! Its fun! Its smart! Its original! If u like troma and dont own this GO BUY IT ON DVD!! u will thank me later. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Disgusting but entertaining movie.
This is a disgusting movie with nudity and much gore. I loved it. It keeps being rerun on TV until I'm finally tired of it.
Published 11 months ago by James D. Corey
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Movie!!
If you Love Gore.. you will be in gore heaven.. or hell. dont matter, what does matter is buy this movie
Published 13 months ago by jason preator
2.0 out of 5 stars Well.....
I'm honestly not certain how to rate this product. I knew the movie would be bad - that's the point, it should be so bad it's hilarious. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Trina L. Williamson
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