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*BLT — Poultrygeist

What happens when you combine The Exorcist and Night of the Living Dead with… Colonel Sanders and Fast Food Nation? Why you get Zombie chickens!

Just when I was tiring of Hollywood’s Original Recipe, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead hatches something, um, atypical. From IMD’s plot summary:

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!

Oh well, there goes my “military-themed fried-chicken chain” concept.

Troma – the production company that brought us such low budget schlock-horror classics as The Toxic Avenger and Surf Nazis Must Die is ruffling feathers again. It’s being called a “satirical sexploitation zombie chicken gross-out musical extravaganza.” Socio-political commentary on the fast food industry battered with bizarre sex acts, projectile vomiting, and explosive diarrhea… what’s not to like?

Apparently, critics agree. The film’s received an unusually high 68% at Rotten Tomatoes and even garnered profuse praise from those stalwarts of cinematic critique, PETA:

A vegetarian-manifesto masterpiece… (one of) the top 10 films that’ll inspire you to go vegetarian!

(Memo to self: Begin list of Top 10 Inspirational Vegan Films.) Okay, I’m being bratty. What can I say? I still love the skin. Anyway, if you’re looking for a synop that’ll turn heads, an 8 piece pitch with sides to boot, you might take a lead from Poultrygeist and go straight for the gizzard.

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  • Xdpaul June 23, 2008, 8:40 PM

    Wow, I’m adding “make zombie chicken movie” to my motivational list of things I’m very glad I didn’t think of. It goes right before: “import kudzu to control erosion” and right behind: “give Magic Johnson a talk show.”

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