I have been waiting a long time for this film to come out – In fact, I was given a script before they started shooting this film to give my input on it. Of course, I am talking about the only movie you need to see this year (that is not in 3D), Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead!
Back in 2005, I had the privilege to go on location where Lloyd Kaufman was filming Poultrygeist. Lloyd and his crew gave me the royal treatment, showing me how they made the chicken dead and how they made 100 percent sure that no animal ingredients were used in making this gore fest.
Watch the video of my visit to the set, On Set with Troma’s Poultrygeist
For those who don’t know about Poultrygeist, here is the movie synopsis.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is cinema’s first chicken-zombie horror-comedy… with musical numbers!
When well-meaning but somewhat dim Arbie (Jason Yachanin) returns to the spot of his first (and only) romantic encounter with his high school sweetheart- the not-so-romantic Ancient Tromahawk Tribe Indian Burial Ground- he is shocked to discover two horrible realities:
Not only has the graveyard been bulldozed to make room for the newest fast-food “American Chicken Bunker” chain restaurant, but after only one semester at college, his girlfriend Wendy (Kate Graham) has been transformed into a left-wing, lipstick-lesbian liberal, and spends her free time protesting the corporate takeover of America.
Reeling from heartbreak and a brutal beating from Micki (Allyson Sereboff), Wendy’s new activist girlfriend, Arbie channels his spite into applying for a job at the very restaurant they are protesting against.
But something else is feeling wronged by all of the construction and commotion… Something not human…
Meanwhile, newly employed Arbie’s new coworkers are a colorful group: the sassy manager Denny (Joshua Olatunde); the burqa-clad Muslim, Humus (Rose Ghavami); the animal-loving yokel Carl, Jr. (Caleb Emerson); the effete Mexican spitfire Paco Bell (Khalid Rivera); and a mysterious 60-year-old man who has been working in fast-food all his life (Lloyd Kaufman).
Together, they slowly uncover the supernatural secret of the American Chicken Bunker, while the owner General Lee Roy (Robin L. Watkins) tries to keep a lid on everything, lest the scandal taint his growing empire. But once workers and customers start dying in bizarre and grotesque ways, it becomes clear that this isn’t just a mild case of salmonella … but something much more FOWL.
Will Arbie and his friends stop the supernatural before they infect all the artificial food stuffs, the customers or even the world? Will Arbie be able to win Wendy back now that he’s making minimum-wage? What’s Carl Jr. doing with that frozen chicken? And what’s with all the singing and dancing?
It’s Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead!
If you want to see Poultrygeist there are several screenings;
In NYC – Friday May 9th at 7:30pm and 10pm
And in LA – June 13 – go to [www.poultrygeistmovie.com](http://www.poultrygeistmovie.com/) for more details
And now for the trailer – Only from [Troma](http://troma.com/), of course!