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Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 6 July 2012 (USA)
Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.

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Lloyd Kaufman

Writers:

Gabriel Friedman (original screenplay), Dan Bova (original screenplay) (as Daniel Bova) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Yachanin ... Arbie
Kate Graham Kate Graham ... Wendy
Allyson Sereboff ... Micki
Robin L. Watkins Robin L. Watkins ... General Lee Roy
Joshua Olatunde Joshua Olatunde ... Denny
Caleb Emerson Caleb Emerson ... Carl Jr.
Rose Ghavami Rose Ghavami ... Humus / ACB Dancer
Khalid Rivera ... Jose Paco Bell
Joe Fleishaker ... Jared (as Mega Herz)
Lloyd Kaufman ... Mature Arbie
Ron Jeremy ... Crazy Ron
Faith Sheehan Faith Sheehan ... The Little Girl (as Faith Sheenan Gallivan)
John Karyus John Karyus ... Graveyard Peeper
Tessa Lew Tessa Lew ... The Little Girl's Mother
Brian Cheverie Brian Cheverie ... Father O'Houlihan
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Storyline

When the American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried-chicken chain, builds a restaurant on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, local protesters aren't the only ones crying fowl! The previous tenants, fueled by a supernatural force, take "possession" of the food and those who eat it, and the survivors discover that they must band together before they themselves become the other white meat! Film lovers have been starved for sustenance. The relentless diet of predictability and pretense Hollywood has been serving up just doesn't cut it. Poultrygeist is hearty food for thought. In Poultrygeist, Troma takes on the the fast-food industry-skewering the soulless restaurateurs-in the world's first horror-comedy film to feature zombie chickens, American Indians and a bit of singing and dancing! It's Poultrygeist! Written by Troma Entertainment

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Poultrygeist: Attack of the Chicken Zombies!, a fromage to Takashi Miike, is the next planned offering in Troma Entertainment's thirty-plus-years-long tradition of wildly successful low-budget, high-concept, one-of-a-kind cinematic creations designed to satisfy the hunger for reel entertainment. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poultrygeist: Attack of the Chicken Zombies! See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,700, 9 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,000, 15 June 2008
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title was originally "Good Night and Good Cluck", but Lloyd Kaufman changed the title to avoid confusion with George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) which was released first. See more »

Goofs

Before the restaurant explodes in the finale, the color of the restaurant on one side is clearly dim revealing that a photograph was actually placed in front of the building to match it up and then was blown up. This can be noticeable in a few frames, twice. See more »

Quotes

Paco Bell: America isn't ready to accept a gay Mexican chicken sandwich.
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Referenced in Stuck Like Chuck (2009) See more »

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Sensitive
Written by Scatterbox
Performed by Scatterbox
From the album "Infection III"
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"The chickens! The chickens have come back from the dead!!"
1 June 2008 | by schism101See all my reviews

If you love troma, then you will no doubt be wanting to see Lloyd Kaufman's latest opus POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD. It is one of the most entertaining films that i've had the pleasure to sit through. You want OTT, then this film brings it, almost outdoing itself, yet still filled with enough ideas, action and humour that can fill a 100 films! The simple plot is, the American chicken bunker fast food chain has built a new restaurant over an ancient Indian burial ground, yet unbeknowist to them, the Indian spirits are restless and seeking revenge, leading to the body's of the dead chickens coming back to life and causing havoc all around, while at the same time our hero, Arbie, has to fend off the mutant chicken zombies, while trying to win back his former girlfriend, Wendy, who has become a 'left wing lipstick lesbian!' Nothing is sacred in tromaville and everything is under attack, from right wing bigots, left wing protesters, jihad obsessed suicide bombers, Indians, the handicapped, the American public in general, corporate culture and political correctness all backed by buckets of bloody over the top gore and musical numbers!! If you have a chance to see this then do so, as you will not regret seeing it, though be warned its troma, so leave your sense of seriousness at the door!!


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