Shudder has released a trailer for a new documentary film titled This Is GWAR, which tells the story of the cult heavy metal band, GWAR. These guys are absolutely insane! I’ve actually been to a couple of their concerts back in the day, and they were, by far, the craziest-ass concerts that I have ever been to and I had an absolute blast at them! Those are concert experiences I will never forget. The memories are still seared into my brain.
I really know nothing about the history of the band, though, and the people involved, so I’m actually looking forward to learning a bunch of cool and interesting stuff about them! They are known for their wild and grotesque costumed characters and their fluid-soaked stage shows.
This is GWAR is “the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry, including never seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).”
Shudder General Manager Craig Engler said in a statement: “For more than three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life personas and gore-filled stage shows that were unlike anything anyone had ever seen. But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the literal blood, sweat and tears that have made GWAR the true legends they are today.”
GWAR added: “GWAR is founded on horror, humor, and heavy metal. Of course, we love Shudder! It’s our favorite. Every movie is like a home movie for us. Are you kidding me?? Monsters, demons, the undead, dinosaurs? Those are our people! GWAR and Shudder. Two terrifying tastes that taste terrifying together.”
This is GWAR is directed by Scott Barber (Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story), with producers Tommy Avallone (Bill Murray Stories) and Josh Goldbloom (V/H/S/94). Executive Producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman, and Luke Taylor.
Shudder will release it on July 21, 2022.