Monday, January 3, 2011

Night of The Punks (2010)

Fear 0/5
Gore 3/5
Entertainment 4/5
Creepiness 0/5

In this horror short, a 4 piece band along with their merch gal, pack into their tour van and head to that night's gig. But when they set up, plug in and play, they quickly find out that this isn't going to be any normal, circle pitted, mohawked and safety pin sporting show. They learn that they have to fend off another type of band: comprised of flesh hungry ghouls. WOWSERS!

After kick starting their set of oi oi oi tunes, their bassist having already been ripped apart by one of the ghouls in the bathroom, the hoodied ghoulish punkers start in on the group. Swinging their instruments, including an effective use of a corded mic which elicits a 'Nice Daltrey!', the band escapes and head into the back office of the joint.

So why is all of this happening? Did they get a Green Day, big label, sell-out kind of a contract deal, and now all of their fans are royally pissed? Or did the members give a case of the herpes surprise to an unsuspecting groupie? No, the owner of the joint tells them that the club was built over a gateway to hell and that every few years a sacrifice is needed in order for him to stay in business. Guess who's this year's offering?

The end to our film sees our surviving band members ward off the group and throw down with a 'super' ghoul. Do they make it out alive? Do they get to see the light of day and the promise of a new gig?

Night of the Punks is a total throwback to the high octane sleaze and cheese films of the 80's. Just pure, good ol' fashioned fun.

For more information about Night of The Punks including upcoming screenings, check out the film's site:

Cortez the Killer


Strange Kid said...

Duuude. The trailer looks like tons of frightful fun, like a well done indie short should. Both posters by Salmi and Pinckard, though I'm partial to Pinckards design.

Joaquin Joatcher 1 said...

Saw this movie in LA at a horror fest, and I have to say it was really awesome. It was funny, silly, and gory (not over the top, but I think it deserved a 2/5 instead of a 0, to be honest.)
I enjoyed this short even more than the movie it opened for, actually, and can't wait to see more from these guys.

Joaquin Joatcher 1 said...

Oh never mind. They got a 3/5 for gore. Totally fair.

Cortez The Killer said...

@StrangeKid, it is a ton o' fun. The artwork is pretty killer. And proof once again, that original, non-Photoshopped horror artwork ain't dead.

@Joaquin, thanks for dropping by and sharing your screening experience. I can't wait to see what they come up with next too!

Matt-suzaka said...

I can't remember where I read about this one, but someone did a review for it not too long ago and it made me want to check it out. Now that it has the CTK stamp of approval, I will have to keep it on my radar. There are very few things I love quite like punks in 80's horror films, so if this captures that at all, I'm sold!

Carl Manes said...

When it ended I was so f'ing pissed because I forgot this was a Horror short, this needs to go feature length.

Cortez The Killer said...

@Matt, definitely keep this one on your radar.

@Carl, I thought the same thing! I want a feature length dagnabit!