The Punk Rock Holocaust series is a unique mix of a horror/comedy movie combined with live concert performances.
The plot of the first film follows Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman as he tries to maintain the 2003 tour amidst a string of gristly murders at the hands of a pop-punk ‘Executioner’ while keeping the evil record executive Belial (Played by Troma Entertainment’s Lloyd Kaufman) at bay. Meanwhile, tour reporter Heather Vantress is trying to figure out who is behind the heinous crimes as the Warped Tour crew and bands (all played by themselves) are struggling to survive and stay on the road.
The original Punk Rock Holocaust features what has been called the highest on-screen body count in slasher film history with entire crowds being massacred in addition to the deaths of over 110 band members including (In alphabetical order) Atmosphere, Andrew WK, Beret, Big D and the Kids Table, Bowling For Soup, Destruction Made Simple, Dropkick Murphies, Face To Face, Glassjaw, Horrorpops, The Kids Of Widney High, Less Than Jake, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, MEST,Never Heard Of It, Pennywise, The Phenomenauts, Rancid, Simple Plan, Suicide Machines, Treephort, Tsunami Bomb, The Used, Vendetta Red and more!
“Punk Rock Holocaust truly turns the amps up to eleven in a way that Spinal Tap would never have dared.”
“Doug Sakmann’s lunatic love letter to bloodletting and mosh pitting is (a) big, brash power chord layered across the entire DIY mentality of the music and moviemaking he’s championing. And the results are amazingly insane.”
“Doug Sakmann’s mixture of tour commentary and George A Romero-style gore is the most original twist on the rock video genre in a long, long time.”
– Raindance Film Festival
“A mutant love child from the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and the early work of Penelope Spheeris, who documented the late 70’s/early 80’s LA punk world in “The Decline of Western Civilization”.”
“Punk Rock Holocaust is a movie documenting one of those special mergers like chocolate and peanut butter, only this time it is rock music and horror.”
– Terror Tube.com