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Lloyd Kaufman has returned to his 'Toxic Avenger' roots and gone for a gross-out comedy/musical/horror that is so much fun, it is hard not to love. Consistently funny the whole way through, with some excellent musical numbers and some truly disgusting special effects, 'Poultrygeist' proves that morally incorrect satire is still alive and kicking. The fact that movies like 'Meet the Spartans' get theatrical releases and this doesn't further proves something needs to be done to get these far superior flicks out for everyone else to enjoy.
Of course, you have to take into account that the acting is not that good (although surprisingly passable), it looks cheap, the story is incredibly random and illogical and it IS shocking. The point of the movie is to be as foul as possible, and it works. The last 20 minutes are a non-stop gore-fest that is bound to please gorehounds around the world.
I loved every minute of it!
Troma fans delight, Lloyd has returned with a film definitely worth waiting all of these years for, and he pulls no punches and makes no appologies. There is at least one thing in this film to offend nearly everyone in the audience.
It is gleefully sick and twisted and made me laugh so hard that I cried and my stomach hurt. One person in the row with me nearly vomited!
It will not be coming to DVD for quite some time, so if this film comes to your town GO SEE IT AT ALL COSTS! You will not be disappointed!
You have to understand that I just had to watch it all. I knew it was sick, but I did it anyway. I rated it 3 stars because the musical scenes annoyed me, otherwise I would have rated it 2, that is: so bad it is worth watching.
Truth be told, the movie had great potential for fun, I was in a continued state of disgust but with a happy smile on my face at the same time. However, the jokes almost turned into one of those Scary Movie kind and that potential was partially lost.
It is not with zombie chickens, but people zombies with chicken attributes. It is not really a horror movie, but a parody. It is what you would get for crossing American Pie with Poltergeist, Scary Movie and a political movie against fast food chains. Damn effective, too. I can't imagine anyone actually eating chicken after they saw this film. You will find yourselves unconsciously ordering veal or pork and not know why :)
Bottom line: could have been better, but who am I kidding? They never went for quality here. Had some good jokes amongst a lot of average to bad ones.
If Poultrygeist comes anywhere near you, go see it. You'll be a better person for it.
"Poultrygeist" pretends to be a schlocky, Z-grade flick, but it actually comes full circle and remains awful. The jokes are intended to be low-brow and the effects are an intentional nudge to low-budget horror. This is a bit like the woman from the "Where's the beef?" commercials of the 1980s. It was initially funny, but once the gag has been played over-and-over, ad nauseum, it becomes pathetic. It makes you wonder if they have anything beyond their one-dimensional schtick.
This movie is utter garbage and doesn't entertain on any level. If you laughed, you're probably already a fan of Troma. I can't imagine this appealing to anyone beyond fanboys.
Acting? Never was a consideration unless you count one or two, brought in for 10 seconds or so, cameo spots. Setting? An abandoned fast food restaurant. Props, costumes? Reused from previous movies for the most part. Rubber penis; Halloween store nasty trick stuff; fake internal organs; detached plastic/rubber legs, arms, heads. I wonder if the gallons of fake blood and green gooey stuff was previously used?
The inverse ratio test of quality: Over 200 special thanks/citizen volunteers; 28 personal assistants; 26 songs. That's too much low quality filler. I wonder if Rome got to this point before it fell?
I watched Poultrygeist with an open mind. I knew it was going to be bad, in fact I counted on it. Bad films can be a lot of fun. But I could have never imagined just how revolting this movie was. Not just revolting due to the over-saturation of bodily fluids, unsympathetic characters and canyon-sized plot holes, but revolting for its sheer existence. I am truly saddened that human beings are capable of creating such an abomination.
Troma deals in making stinkers, but they're (for the most part) enjoyable stinkers. Poultrygeist is far from enjoyable to the point where it can be said that there is nothing redeemable about this film. Nothing at all.
In summary, avoid Poultrygeist at all costs.
This movie is just plain bad in every sense. It starts off fine enough with a young couple, (Arbie & Wendy), getting it on in a old Native American burial ground and before you know it, in typical Troma fashion, the place gets bulldozed and paved over to make way for a burger joint. Suffice to say, the deceased members of the "Tromahawk" tribe are none too happy about it.
Arbie has returned to the spot of his one and only sexual encounter and found that burger chain, American Chicken Bunker now stands on the site and Wendy has become a lesbian who's in the midst of protesting the fast-food chain along with her activist girlfriend. So naturally Arbie decides the best way to get revenge, is to get a job there.
From there the movie seems to really lack that panache that made many other Troma movies, as low-budget as they may be, enjoyable to watch. I didn't really see the point in having musical numbers throughout the movie, which just slowed it right down. After the first 2 songs, I found myself fast-forwarding the rest as they didn't even add to the story.
With a movie like this, you expect bad acting, poor effects, little story, nudity and over-the-top death and dismemberment scenes, yet even knowing this before hand, still won't prepare you for this futile attempt at making a low-budget and watchable movie. The sort of stuff that made Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke Em High and the original Mothers Day etc. the trashy classics that they are.
There are quite a number of disgusting and inventive torturous death scenes and random displays of nudity in Poultrygeist to keep most fans of exploitive movies happy throughout, (the woman who gets her breast implants ripped out is a new one), however if you're no stranger to Troma films, there's very little that hasn't been done before. Instead of Zombie Rednecks, Zombie Kids or Rabid Grannies, it's simply Zombie Chicken people who are now disemboweling people, which leaves me to wonder why even make a movie like this. The overall premise of the story is trashy enough to make a fun blood-drenched movie, but the singing, child-like acting and recycled humour just made it boring to watch, (I fell asleep twice while watching this), so there's my summation of Poultrygeist - A snooze-fest.
Usually musicals are musicals because the songs fit nicely with the story. Was that the case Poultrygeist? Hell no, the producers just thought it would be funny to add songs! The acting is terrible as usual with Troma so no surprises there. The only thing surprising to me is how Troma has been producing films for years but they never seem to get any better at film-making. The gore was alright in this but definitely not enough to make it worth seeing.
Take it from me, don't see this movie. You'll be upset if you do because it's worthless and should be thrown away.
The whole film is satire, and you'd have to have a really good, open sense of humor to enjoy it. Those who hate it obviously didn't "get" it, thinking it took itself too seriously, or maybe they just think Juno is the only funny movie out there.
It's insanely gory and over-the-top with some pretty disgusting moments (durrrr) and just plain fun and hilarious. Also, the musical numbers are pretty sweet!! ANY Troma fan should see this and love it, and even if you've never seen a Troma film, THIS is where you should start! Poultrygeist is an 8/10 !!
I mean really really raunchy and gross out. Not for weak of stomach, but the satire makes up for it. If you liked Rocky Horror Picture Show, you may like this.
The story has been detailed elsewhere. I think it could have been a better film without all the gratuitous raunchiness..it still would have been as funny as all get out.
Satire is not seen in films today and this one is done very well in that aspect, poking fun at many aspects of popular culture.
It would help to have some laughs but can get on nerves after sometime. Too many songs and less of story line scored the movie down. Don't go by those over exaggerated reviews...
If you are desperate to watch a movie to have few laughs then it might do well for sometime. But i was not happy with how the movie was carried further.
The acting was reasonable.
I will give it a 5.
i would recommend black comedies like botched rather.
it starts out with these 2 people making out in a grave yard and just from the 1st line its hilarious.
the whole movie is so funny and the last 20 minutes will DEFFANTLY not disappoint as you will see things like "Breast implants ripped out,eyes ripped out, arms ripped out, balls ripped out" every thing possible is mutilated in this movie 10x more realistic than others like toxic avenger and 10x more excruciatingly gory and hilarious than any other.
This movie is entertaining from start to finish and not one scene will leave you thinking "oh my god i'm so bored when will this end."
Any one remember the eye rip out scene from the movie "naked blood" Well thats nothing compared to the over 10 eye rip outs you will see in this movie.
The scene that probably got to me the most was when he was turning into a chicken and he touches his body and when he pushes down you see his fingernails fall off. its a simple scene but i found it disgusting.
Braindead is off the list for most gory movie ever. welcome POULTRYGEIST NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD
P.S : you may think this is coming from some one who doesn't know many horrors "WRONG" i have watched many like Slaughtered vomit dolls Guinea pig series All night long series Salo or the 120 days of sodom man behind the sun toxic avenger 1,2,3,4 etc..
and this makes the top of the list by far.