Available now on VOD (Video on Demand), is the horror/comedy film Uncle Peckerhead. The film will be available on Blu-ray August 25, 2020.
The film stars Chet Siegel, Jeff Riddle, David Littleton and Ruby McCollister.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I enjoy horror movies. I consider myself a horror movie “snob” because it takes a lot to impress me.
I am also a fan of the comedy genre. Combining two of my favorite types of movies – horror and comedy – is a great idea.
Uncle Peckerhead is a film about a a punk rock band called Duh. The band consists of Judy (Siegel) who is the leader of the band and really dedicated to trying to get her band to score a record deal. Rounding out the band includes the drummer Mel (McCollister) and Max (Riddle). Mel is just “there” and Max is a bit of a “space cadet.”
The band is all set to go on tour. They are excited about the possibility of getting a record deal, most especially Judy. However, finances (or lack there of) are an issue, and Judy’s van is repossessed. Now the band has no way of going on tour.
The band puts out an ad for a roadie/driver for the band (someone with a vehicle willing to drive them around). That is when they meet Uncle Peckerhead (yes, that is his real name in the film). Uncle Peckerhead is a middle aged man, but mentality wise, he’s right there with them (he’s sort of “out there” too). Uncle Peckerhead lives in his van.
Uncle Peckerhead seems to be a nice person, and Judy is desperate so they hire him to be their driver and the band’s roadie.
At their first stop, Judy learns that Uncle Peckerhead is not what he seems. This sweet, likable, helpful character has a very dark secret – at night he turns into a ravenous zombie-like person who eats people.
By day, Uncle Peckerhead is a normal human being. At night he turns into a monster who enjoys the taste of fresh (human) meat.
Uncle Peckerhead can control his transformation (for the most part) with a special injection.
Despite Uncle Peckerhead’s “odd personality quirk,” the band proceeds to use him as their driver and roadie. Yes, they are THAT desperate to get a record deal.
How long can the band go on with Uncle Peckerhead literally eating their competition? Will one of the band mates become his next meal? To find out you need to purchase or rent Uncle Peckerhead. Look for it wherever movies are sold and/or rented.
I know this is “technically” a horror movie (to some degree), but it’s not scary. At least for me it wasn’t. Maybe for someone who jumps out of their seat with every little sudden movement, but not for die hard horror fans.
As a comedy, the film is funny. I didn’t find it laugh out loud funny, but I did giggle in several parts. The film’s comedy reminds me of the old Cheech & Chong movies are far as it being a silly kind of funny.
This movie is gross… I mean REALLY gross. I’m OK with zombies taking a bit out of people, but seeing someone’s head AND spin being pulled off a body really pushed the envelope, that is for sure. On a scale of 1-10 as far as the gross factor goes, this film is a 15! Just be forewarned that there is A LOT of blood and guts in this film – literally.
The characters of Uncle Peckerhead, despite his zombie “issue,” is the most likeable character in the film. When he’s normal he’s a really nice guy, like someone you’d honestly want to hang out with.
Judy (Siegel) is the spitting image of actress Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s Dead to Me). I honestly thought it was her in the beginning.
Overall it was a fun and entertaining movie. I liked it more than I thought I would. Grossness aside, that movie kept me entertainment from start to finish. I could have done without some of the blood and guts, but that is just me.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener copy. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.