Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
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Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
For anyone who has ever felt genuine fear while pondering what's really in that oddly shaped chicken nugget they're about to consume, director Lloyd Kaufman offers a simultaneously horrific and hilarious parody of the zombie genre that takes on the one thing scarier than the flesh-eating legions of the undead -- America's love affair with fast food. Arbie (Jason Yachanin) is a nostalgic romantic with little luck in romance and a bad case of puppy love. When Arbie's high-school sweetheart, Wendy (Kate Graham), returns home after her first year of college, the lovelorn teen… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A heaping helping of political incorrectness gleefully spiced to offend just about every sentient being."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is just about as perfect as a film predicated on the joys of projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea can be."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Kaufman is one of the last great trash filmmakers."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Crosses big gross-out shock scenes with more in-the-know jokes about terrorists and nutrition, without ever realizing or acknowledging this chasm. I wish it had been a little smarter -- or dumber."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"One of the most entertaining flicks I've seen all year..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's genuine sick fun, and there isn't a boring moment in it."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Horror fans might enjoy the overall trashiness (and one truly unsettling kill with a meat slicer); everyone else should skip it."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Even though Troma's gore and T&A quotients may be high, the films remain a matter of the flesh being willing but the production values weak."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It's not pretty, and the humor is sometimes embarrassingly puerile, but for those with a passion for subversive trash, Troma Entertainment is still serving it on a bile-covered platter."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"Kaufman runs a vaguely clever premise right into the toilet, both literally and metaphorically."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A landmark achievement in the field of cursed-chicken-franchise horror musicals."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Open[s] with the best trying-to-unfasten-a-bra and zombie-finger-as-buttplug gags in movie history, which are closely followed by the most tasteless fisting scene since William Freidkin's Cruising."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice
"Kaufman manages to surprise with the extremes he takes his customary combination of low budget and high camp to in Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead."
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"Looks convincing enough to be icky and fake enough to be hilarious."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"A jaw-dropping combination of silly, sexy and sadistic skits not to be missed!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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