Movie Review: Uncle Peckerhead (2020)

August 7, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Judy (Chet Siegel), along with her pals Max (Jeff Riddle) and Mel (Ruby McCollister) simply want to solicit a van for the first tour of their punk band, DUH, when they encounter one strange mother fucker what goes by the handle Peckerhead (David Littleton).

This chance meeting is fortuitous for our heroes, as ol’ Pecker is willing to let them use his van cum home as a means to haul their asses from gig to gig for a few bucks and gas money… hell, he even volunteers to act as their roadie!

Really the only negative to the deal is that Peckerhead turns into a flesh-eating monster every night at midnight for thirteen minutes… as one does.

Now our heroes aren’t ones to let some fucked-up arcane shenanigans get in the way of their dreams, so they soon form an uneasy alliance with Pecker in order to continue the tour… now let’s see if they can pull that off without being eaten alive!

Uncle Peckerhead is a hoot and a half cats n’ creeps, and it’s high time your’s cruelly tells ya why!

First of all, the cast assembled here is aces, with Siegel making for a charming heroine, and Littleton making for a pitch-perfect good ol’ boy… full of likability and menace in equal measure, and the world they inhabit (created by writer/director Matthew John Lawrence) is a heady blend of touring band ennui and demonic curses that works mighty fine all sandwiched together like… and wonder of wonders, the ha-ha’s in this horror comedy actually hit the ol’ funny bone just right!

Now a flick about a flesh-chompin’ mother fucker damn well better feature some killer gore and effects, and Uncle Peckerhead delivers here as well with heaps of practical effects artistry brought to life by the terror talents of special makeup effects artist Jared Balog!

To sum it all up, Uncle Peckerhead is a frightfully fun tour well worth embarking on; it’s gory, hilarious, and an all around ghoulish good time!




*In the interest of fairness, I have worked with Jared Balog in the past for what that’s worth to ya… but believe me, if he took a shit here I’d be the first to tell you straight up!

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