‘Punk Rock Holocaust 2’ Feature Film
In the summer of 2004 and 2005, Backseat Conceptions traveled with the Vans Warped Tour to shoot a sequel to the popular horror/comedy/live concert series. Directed by and SPFX coordinated by Doug Sakmann, the movie screened at film festivals and had a limited theatrical release before coming out on DVD from Halo-8 in 2008. More information can be found at www.punkrockholocaust.com
‘Punks not dead…its just lost it’s head!’
Set one year after the original Punk Rock Holocaust, the demonic Executioner’s headless, undead corpse is back on the 2004 Vans Warped Tour and it’s looking for its head! After being decapitated in the first movie, the killer’s body is tearing the heads off of various band members and sticking them on the jagged spinal cord where his neck used to be, using them to look for his own head. The heads retain the personality of the band member but the body is pure evil and is still carrying out the killings. The estranged heads aren’t on too good and keep falling off. On the tour there is total “Holocaust Denial” as Kevin Lyman and his tour production staff refutes the reports of carnage that happened in the previous year. Meanwhile, the evil Record Executive Belial (once again played by Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman) is on the rampage and on Lyman’s case about the deaths on the tour. One precocious, nubile “Holocaust Survivor” named Meghan has become a reporter for a small independent magazine. She is determined to get to the bottom of the story and reveal the truth to the world. Kevin Lyman is hiding something, but why? And what?
The sequel shot on the 2004 and 2005 tours features The Aquabats, Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, My Chemical Romance, River City Rebels, Riverboat Gamblers, The Planet Smashers, Mr. Dibbs, Teenage Harlets, Shira Girl, Pro BMX Rider Rick Thorne, Metal VJ Mistress Juliya and more.
“Punk Rock Holocaust 2 touches parts of (the punk) aesthetic that usually are left pretty much unexplored and/or unscathed. As a result, this fabulous fright farce earns a Highly Recommended rating. Those who like it louder, faster, nastier and nuttier need apply…Thanks to the devious Doug Sakmann, all your simplistic chord progression tendencies will be sufficiently satisfied – and then some.”
Bill Gibron – DVDtalk.com
“If you want comedy, bloodshed, and quality live footage, this is definitely the movie to provide it…With hilarious antics, gore, and high caliber music, Punk Rock Holocaust 2 is a rollercoaster ride of chopped limbs, severed heads and mosh pits.”
– Unbound Zine
“Lots of energy, lots of music, lots of B-film blood, plenty of tongue in cheek, even some half-pipe stunts! Punk Rock Holocaust 2 is a worthy follow-up to the original, beyond a shadow of a doubt.”
Grand Guignol – BScared.com – 3.5 out of 4 Stars
“(Sakmann) not only amps up the kitsch factor, but seems to enjoy the downright goofiness he subjects the bands and audience to”
Rue Mourge Review – June 2008