Scarier than your average bird
OK, so it's not really about Bird Flu, but check out the trailer for Poultrygeist
, a Troma movie that combines the cinematic refinement of Bride of Chucky
(or should that be Bride of Clucky?) with the subtlety and sensitivity of Russ Meyer
and delicate comedy of John Waters
. The film tells the story of what happens when a fast-food KFC-type franchise is built on top of a Native American burial ground. The spirits of the dead Native Americans and chickens combine. The way these beings from beyond wreak havoc fairly represents what Bird Flu might do to us consumptive, idiotic humans. Here's some official guff about it and the inevitable sequel:
"Night of the Chicken Dead!, a fromage to Takashi Miike, is the next planned offering in Troma Entertainment's thirty-plus-years-long tradition of wildly successful low-budget, high-concept, one-of-a-kind cinematic creations designed to satisfy the hunger for reel entertainment. Poultrygeist! is directed by Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger, and shooting has wrapped as of late August 2005."
Don't say I didn't warn you.