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Hate* (*a comedy) (1999)

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Paul Wilson's life quickly comes undone after the arrival of a new next-door neighbor: a homicidal chicken named Pembrooke Arbaghast. Paul's friends think Pembrooke is "an okay guy". Is ... See full summary »

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Paul Hungerford ...
Paul Wilson
Brian Carr ...
Pembrooke Arbaghast (voice)
James Ferguson ...
Detective Ferguson (as James C. Ferguson)
Derek Dauchy ...
Detective Dauchy
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John
Thomas Rhoads ...
Tommy (as Billy Huntington Jr.)
Jim Stoddard ...
Nigel
Greg Thran ...
Cop #1
Adrian Matthews ...
Cop #2
Cody Burleson ...
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Paul Wilson's life quickly comes undone after the arrival of a new next-door neighbor: a homicidal chicken named Pembrooke Arbaghast. Paul's friends think Pembrooke is "an okay guy". Is Paul crazy, or is this chicken really out for blood? This 22-minute live-action dark comedy is best described as a cross between Gary Larson's cartoon "The Far Side" and the movie "Cape Fear". Written by Marichelle Inonog

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One Man. One Chicken. No Mercy

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chicken (chik'en) n. 1. the common domestic fowl or poultry. 2. Slang. A cowardly man. See more »

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Moriarity, We Had a Deal
Written & Performed by Lance Crow
Recorded, Mixed, & Produced by Steven Cahill
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so serious, it's hilarious, or vice versa
20 November 2000 | by (Paul Wilson's guest house) – See all my reviews

HATE *A COMEDY is a short dark comedy in which when you become terrified by the fact that a chicken is wielding an axe or a syringe full of Drain-o and realize it, you start to laugh at the fact that that's the point of the film: to scare you and make you laugh at the same time. I love the hilarious notion chickens are allowed to live the average human lifestyle with no questioning or phobia, while still being recognized as a chicken. An example is in the beginning when Paul is telling his story to the police, and how he greeted Pembrooke when he first moved in, while eating fried chicken at the same time, resulting in a negative reaction from the poultry. "Maybe you were eating someone he knew" says one of the cops. GENIUS! This short goes right up there with NIGHT OF THE LIVING BREAD, LOAF, GEORGE LUCAS IN LOVE, and (forgot the title) another short in which a man driving down the freeway in L.A. doesn't realize the road has been shut down to serve as an emergency landing zone for a falling aircraft (the title was a triple-digit number). Catch HATE on HBO if you can.


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