Runtime: 1 hr 36 min
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Written & Directed by: Matthew John Lawrence
Starring: Chet Siegel, Ruby McCollister, Jeff Riddle, and David H. Littleton
A humorous, yet gruesome take on the roadie/band narrative, UNCLE PECKERHEAD is nothing less than a Faustian gorefest, a madcap music and monster movie, and a horror-comedy with heart.
Judy, the bassist of punk-rock band ‘DUH’, dreams of traveling the world and becoming a full-time musician with her two friends, guitarist Max and drummer Mel. 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, 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.
UNCLE PECKERHEAD celebrated its world premiere at Panic Fest in Kansas City earlier this year, where it was named among the “Best of Fest”. The film also received a Special Jury Award for Narrative Feature Film at the Calgary Underground Film Festival and Audience Choice Award at the Portland Horror Film Festival.
“Uncle Peckerhead is the type of film we don’t come across often, it’s even less often that we see a film with the word “Peckerhead” in the title. Dread couldn’t be more excited to share such a film with you, it’s a really fun ride. “ - Yulissa Morales Epic Pictures and Dread’s Director of Distribution
UNCLE PECKERHEAD will be screening in select theaters on Friday, August 7, 2020 and will be available on VOD/Digital on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
UNCLE PECKERHEAD is written and directed by Matthew John Lawrence, and produced by Lawrence, Nicholas Payne Santos and Kristy Richman. Cinematography by Kyle I. Kelley and Michael Sutter. Edited by Matthew John Lawrence. Production Designed by Wicky Mendoza. Composed by Christopher Marti and ‘DUH’ Music by Jeff Riddle. A Subtle T-Rex production. https://subtletrex.com/
UNCLE PECKERHEAD will be available on VOD/Digital Tuesday, August 11, 2020:
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iTunes Pre-Order: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/uncle-peckerhead/id1523005639
About Epic Pictures
Since the foundation of the company in 2007, CEO Patrick Ewald has grown Epic Pictures into an independent content studio with the mission of delivering the best-in-class genre entertainment “for fans, by fans.” Epic Pictures produces, finances, and distributes approximately twenty-thirty independent genre films a year. In 2013, the company established Epic Pictures Releasing which is its US focused distribution division. In 2017, Epic Pictures acquired the world’s most popular horror website, Dread Central, and launched its unique horror label, Dread, followed by its AVOD channel, DreadTV. In 2019, Epic Pictures started the horror gaming site, DreadXP, with a focus on editorial, reviews, podcasts, and original streaming content. In 2020, DreadXP began a video game publishing division with the launch of The Dread X Collection, an anthology of horror games in collaboration with some of the most innovative developers in the independent gaming space. https://epic-pictures.com/