“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.