Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Arby and Wendy (we’re sensing a fast food theme here) are high school sweethearts who swear to be faithful to each other while Wendy goes off to college.  She comes back to Tromaville a lesbian, and together with her new g/f, protest the opening of a new chicken joint, where Arby now works, built on top of an Indian burial ground.  In between musical numbers and the obligatory boob shots, the chicken carcasses reanimate and start killing off the staff and customers.  After one employee eats the infected chicken, he pukes it all up over the free chicken intended for the hundreds of protesters outside.

After narrowly escaping some killer man-chickens in the kitchen, they run into the dining room to find that everyone who ate the contaminated chicken has turned into a feathered and beaked psychopath, and are murdering the regular un-infected customers left and right.  It looks like it was based on that scene in From Dusk Till Dawn where everyone vamps out at the Titty Twister.  Add to that Lloyd Kaufman in a tutu and a thong, mixed with tons of non-so special effects and gore and you have yourself a Troma classic.  Will the young lovers make it out alive and learn the secret to defeating Indian chicken monsters, or will they get pecked to death?

Alex’s Thoughts: If you’ve ever seen one of Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma films before, you kind of know what you’re getting yourself into; and this one is no different: low budget, campy, gory, looks like it was filmed 20 years earlier and just plain silly.  If you can look past that and realize that Troma makes movies for the fans, and they have fun doing it, then you can appreciate this type of movie.  These movies will most likely never be shown in a theater  or really make much of a profit, but they just want to make something fun and entertaining.  I could have done without the singing and dancing, but based on the budget (which was only $500k) there were some creative death scenes and a few unique costumes.  If you like your horror with extra cheese, you will appreciate this. Alex Rates This Movie 6/10

Tim’s Thoughts: Like most Troma movies, this tries too hard to be subversive, and is so desperate to be offensive that it becomes a trope. Despite it’sad attempts to shock and make social commentary, there are some laughs to be had, and if you are with a group of friends, and maybe having a few beers, you could have a good time watching this. Not the worst Troma movie I’ve seen, but that would be hard to do with all the crap they churn out. Again, a few good laughs, and a lot of bad irrelevant social commentary. Tim Rates This Movie 6/10

“Humans… the other white meat… Unless you’re black, then it’s dark meat.”

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