By MICHAEL GINGOLD
An award-winner at festivals including Panic Fest and the Calgary Underground Film Festival, UNCLE PECKERHEAD is now headed for general release; read on for the details, the poster and trailer.
Epic Pictures will release the movie as part of its Dread line to select theaters August 7 (we’re looking forward to seeing that title on drive-in marquees) and VOD/digital August 11. Written and directed by Matthew John Lawrence, it stars Chet Siegel, Ruby McCollister, Jeff Riddle and David H. Littleton. The synopsis: “Judy [Siegel], the bassist of punk-rock band ‘DUH,’ dreams of traveling the world and becoming a full-time musician with her two friends, guitarist Max [Riddle] and drummer Mel [McCollister]. But when DUH’s van is repossessed hours before they’re set to embark on their first tour, desperation sets in, and Judy strikes an uneasy alliance with a redneck old-timer by the name of Peckerhead [Littleton], or ‘Peck,’ who offers to drive them in his van in exchange for food and gas. One night after their first show, Peck mysteriously goes missing. Desperate to get back on the road to make their next show, Judy volunteers to look for him. Regrettably, she finds Peck devouring the brains of the promoter who ripped them off earlier. The band quickly comes to realize their new roadie is a cursed, man-eating hillbilly and the ‘gig life’ they’ve always dreamed of is paved with nightmares and half-eaten bodies.” See the movie’s original teaser trailer below.