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Poultrygeist Opened Friday in NYC to Huge Audience!

“Dinner is served.”

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead opened to a nearly sold out theater this weekend in NYC, despite drama with the Tribeca Film Festival. The Troma produced film is billed as “cinema’s first chicken-zombie horror-comedy…with musical numbers!”

Here’s a supershort synopsis: A KFC-like fast food joint opens up on an ancient Native American burial ground. A group of college lesbian animal rights activists protest the restaurant, but fail to close it before zombie chickens hatch and reap bloody revenge on everyone in sight, including D-list porn star turned PETA activist Ron Jeremy.

Poultrygeist is one of those so-smart-it’s-dumb exploitation flicks that satires everyone and everything. Having only seen the trailer, I think the film would be entertaining for vegans who both love animal revenge plots and are able to stomach extreme gore and politically incorrect base humor. Everyone else might be better off at home with a DVD.

Did you catch the film this weekend, or are you planning to? Would you rather eat glass than see an exploitation film? Share your thoughts!

Poultrygeist is currently screening at The Village East Cinema. Check the theater website for showtimes.

5 Comments

  1. Comment by

    Roseann Marulli

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    I love this kind of stuff! B movie meets horror flick meets ethical message. What could be better?! I’ve seen others along the same lines, to varying degrees of hysterical (Corpse Grinders–cats, and cat food, gone very, very bad); gory (Severed: Forest of the Dead–think twice before chopping down those trees!); bizarre (Mad Cowgirl–beef, anyone?); and just plain awful (Bad Reputation–date rape revenge).

  2. Comment by

    apasolini

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    I can’t wait to see it. I love the title!

  3. Comment by

    reillyowens

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    Interesting that you directed us to Babe, which has always been a hard one for me, as it’s so good (and the sequel is even better), but so many animals were exploited to make it! In the end, it doesn’t matter that much to me, as I’m sure the animals were treated humanely, and the movies have spawned a few vegans (and think of all the animals it saved), but in my Utopian future, animal movies don’t exist anymore. And that’s kind of sad.

  4. Comment by

    Peace Loving Vegan Police

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    “in my Utopian future, animal movies don’t exist anymore. And that’s kind of sad.”

    No it’s not. One of my favorite childhood animal films was Charlotte’s Web and it was animated. The original source material was a book. With computer graphics at the state they are today, there is little reason to exploit animals for film entertainment now or tomorrow. Document animal lives for educational nature shows (though I realize that many nature film setups are often staged), leave them out of the entertainment industry. Haven’t we had enough of talking animals in commercials by now anyway?

    With that said, my suggestion for a good recent B-movie animal horror flick (that does unfortunately includes domesticated animal actors to a limited degree) is for Black Sheep (2006 – Directed by Jonathan King). The portrayal of the animal activist heroine love interest character poked fun while being clever. I had to laugh.

    Great movie so long as silliness, absurdity and gore doesn’t put you off. Also, Black Sheep did deliver the animal agriculture and genetic modification gone wrong theme that is very relevant in today’s technological and political climate whether one is vegan or not.

  5. Comment by

    vegoftheweek

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    This sounds all too funny! I haven’t seen live theatre in awhile.

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