4 and 1/2 of 5 Stars – READ FULL REVIEW HERE – Highly Recommended
PRH 2 Review Overview
“As stated in the review of the original Punk Rock Holocaust, horror and hardcore seem like a perfect match. Each represents the outside edge of their respective mediums, and while many can argue that there are universal elements involved, it is clear that not everyone embraces these entertainment extremes. No, it takes a true type of enthusiast to enjoy the melding of these two totally intense concepts – and a better concern would be what such a merger would look and sound like? The answer, interestingly enough, is incredibly FUNNY! Yep, that’s right. With Van’s annual concert tour as a backdrop, and what has to be the highest body count in any movie EVER MADE, 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 the moviemaking, he’s championing. It’s no surprise then that each and every one of these accolades applies to the inevitable sequel, Punk Rock Holocaust 2. It’s an equally inspired effort.”
Check out the original article from 2003 on MTV.com and VH1.com;
‘Punk Rock Holocaust!’ Warped Tour Slasher Flick On The Way
And you thought Andrew W.K. was scary.
The organizers behind the Vans Warped Tour are tapping into the world of cinema by filming a “teenage slasher film” during the trek. “It’s about a disgruntled employee,” said Kevin Lyman, founder of the tour that mixes extreme sports and punk/ska music. “The guy gets fired the first day and he comes back and puts a curse on the Warped Tour. Then all these things happen.”
The tentatively titled “Punk Rock Holocaust” will be shot by Backseat Conceptions.
“It’s going to be a lot of shadows and lurking in the movie and mostly just staff dying at certain points of unimaginably horrible deaths at the hands of the [murderer],” Lyman said with a laugh.
A spokesperson for the Warped Tour, which kicked off June 19 2003 in Boise, Idaho said every band on the tour, ranging from the Suicide Machines to Andrew W.K. to Pennywise, have been asked to participate.
“We’re trying to have fun and trying to remind ourselves that it is a business but to have a lot of fun this year,” Lyman said.