I love Lloyd Kaufman. I love that he’s still out there, making ultra low-budget and absurd movies with his company, Troma. But his latest production, Poultrygeist, is pretty awful. Regardless, he’s getting the word out in his terrific DIY spirit. Kaufman checks in with Josh Rosenblatt, for The Austin Chronicle. Among his outrageous observations:
Austin Chronicle: Do you think you got your satirical message across?
Lloyd Kaufman: Obviously I’m slightly prejudiced, but I think on every level, Poultrygeist is a very profound movie, and I would suggest with all sincerity that if Paramount Vantage were distributing Poultrygeist and Troma were distributing No Country for Old Men, the critics would be singing the praises of Poultrygeist. The character development, the subtext, the texture, the entertainment value, everything about Poultrygeist is so much more profound, entertaining, and sophisticated than No Country for Old Men, which is a good movie, don’t get me wrong. But the violence in that movie made no sense. At least in Poultrygeist, the victims – the exterminated Indians and the billions of exterminated chickens who live in concentration coops for their short, tortured lives – are getting revenge.