"Uncle Peckerhead is a blood-soaked, ghastly good time of a road movie" - Modern Horrors

Uncle peckerhead

Cinequest Selection 2020, Panic Fest

a punk rock horror comedy

As the bassist of the 3-piece punk-rock band, DUH, Judy dreams of quitting her job and touring full time. But when the band finds themselves on their first tour with a man-eating hillbilly for a roadie, the "gig life" is paved with nightmares and half-eaten bodies.

Tour Dates

DATETIMEVENUECITYTIKS
Sat, 1/25 3:10pmPanic Fest - Screenland Armour KC, MOBuy
Mon, 1/274:30pmPanic Fest - Screenland Armour KC, MOBuy
Thu, 1/307:00pmPanic Fest - "Best of Fest"KC, MOBuy
Mon, 3/94:30pmCinequest - Hammer Theater SJSan Jose, CABuy
Fri, 3/1310:00pmCinequest - Century 20 Redwood CityRedwood City, CABuy
Sat, 3/148:45pmCinequest - Hammer Theater SJSan Jose, CABuy
Sun, 3/155:45pmCinequest - Century 20 Redwood CityRedwood City, CABuy

Written and directed by Matthew John Lawrence

A native New Jerseyan. A subversive cinephile. A hater of cats.
Want to work with him? email: matthewjohnlawrence@gmail.com

Projects in development

Larry Gone Demon

Larry Gone Demon (Feature)

Larry Gone Demon is the spiritual sequel to Uncle Peckerhead and second installment of the DUH trilogy. The opening of the film finds the band demoralized, destitute, and days away from being evicted from their home. To make matters worse, their roommate and "merch guy" Larry has turned, well, FULL FUCKING DEMON. READ MORE


Bloody Axe Wound (Feature)

For Abbie Bladecut, the “teen disposal” business has kept her family’s video rental store thriving for years. But as the first female in her family to assume the role of slasher, Abbie struggles in the male-dominated world of mass murders and quickly realizes that the job is more than just harmless scares. READ MORE

Larry Gone Demon

synopsis

Larry Gone Demon is the spiritual sequel to Uncle Peckerhead and second installment of the DUH trilogy. The opening of the film finds the band demoralized, destitute, and days away from being evicted from their home. To make matters worse, their roommate and "merch guy" Larry has turned, well, FULL FUCKING DEMON.

After a school trip to Mexico ends in a botched exorcism, Larry returns to the great state of New Jersey markedly different. Hostile, aggressive, shitting in the kitchen - Larry makes it impossible for the gang to cohabitate with him. And that's before the goat monsters arrive!

In order to save their once-kind-and-unassuming friend, Judy, Max, and Mel must risk life and limb to rip dear Larry from the clutches of a dickhead demon. But is it too late? Will DUH live to play another day? Did you say goat monsters?

With double the killer songs and carnage the likes of which has never been seen or stomached, Larry Gone Demon will melt your brain and make you shotgun the goo like a cheap beer.

Watch the award-winning short film, written and directed by MJL, that served as inspiration!


Bloody axe wound


What if the horror movies we watched were real?

For Abbie Bladecut, the “teen disposal” business has kept her family’s video rental store thriving for years. But as the first female in her family to assume the role of slasher, Abbie struggles in the male-dominated world of mass murders and quickly realizes that the job is more than just harmless scares.

BLOODY AXE WOUND is a meta horror-comedy centered on a young woman, Abbie Bladecut, trying to make her mark in the horror business. The world of our film is punctuated by contrast, suburban banality and workplace humor mixed with frenetic (yet fun) hyper-violence.


Press

"Uncle Peckerhead is a blood-soaked, ghastly good time of a road movie"

It’s that same care-free spirit that elevates all of the characters in Uncle Peckerhead. Pair that with several hyperviolent deaths, a hilarious script, and a pitch-perfect cast of lovable weirdos, and you end up with the first must-see horror comedy of 2020.... It’s a small movie, but the heart and soul of Uncle Peckerhead stacks up with the best of them."

-Modern Horror, 1/26


"A Character-Driven Horror Comedy Worth Checking Out"

"This movie has a definite Scott Pilgrim vibe, with doses of Toxic Avenger and just a touch of Blues Brothers" Killcount, 9.5; Rating: 9 Peckerheads out of 10

-Horror Buzz, 1/26


"Uncle Peckerhead is great fun and a must-see!"

"I went into this film with a little bit of trepidation because the title made it sound like another run of the mill “kids go into the hills of Kentucky and get eaten by a redneck cannibal family” flicks. Thankfully, this film was the opposite of that, and I ended up loving every minute of it! It has a wry sense of humor that made it a lot of fun to watch. Peckerhead may be a monster, but he’s a cannibal with a heart of gold… well, almost. I loved the acting in this. David Littleton is brilliant as Peckerhead, and Chet Siegel shines as Judy. It goes without saying that the music in this was pretty badass, as it should be in a film about a band."

-Pop Horror


"A fun film full of outrageous gore and genuine heart."

"While real bands may never have to contend with man-eating monsters, anyone familiar with the music scene will be pleased to see a little bit of their own experience up there on the screen."

-Nightmarish Conjurings

Matthew John Lawrence

"A Character-Driven Horror Comedy Worth Checking Out

This movie has a definite Scott Pilgrim vibe, with doses of Toxic Avenger and just a touch of Blues Brothers" Killcount, 9.5; Rating: 9 Peckerheads out of 10

-Horror Buzz, 1/26


"Panic Fest 2020 Review: Uncle peckerhead is loads of fun

I went into this film with a little bit of trepidation because the title made it sound like another run of the mill “kids go into the hills of Kentucky and get eaten by a redneck cannibal family” flicks. Thankfully, this film was the opposite of that, and I ended up loving every minute of it! It has a wry sense of humor that made it a lot of fun to watch. Peckerhead may be a monster, but he’s a cannibal with a heart of gold… well, almost. I loved the acting in this. David Littleton is brilliant as Peckerhead, and Chet Siegel shines as Judy. It goes without saying that the music in this was pretty badass, as it should be in a film about a band.

Uncle Peckerhead is great fun and a must-see!

-Pop Horror


"With UNCLE PECKERHEAD, Matthew John Lawrence has created a fun film full of outrageous gore and genuine heart.

While real bands may never have to contend with man-eating monsters, anyone familiar with the music scene will be pleased to see a little bit of their own experience up there on the screen."

-Nightmarish Conjurings