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My Bloody Banjo - Directed by Liam Regan

Meet Peltzer Arbuckle, a meek and bullied office employee, humiliated by his megalomaniac boss, teasing colleagues and his cheating partner. Peltzer spends his days in misery, stuck in his own mundane, nightmarish reality.

Once news about his embarrassing sexual accident makes it's way around the workplace, Peltzer decides to put up with his humiliation no more, and conjures up his childhood imaginary friend Ronnie. Peltzer's world is soon turned upside down, when Ronnie attempts to manipulate him to exact revenge on his tormenting co-workers in the most gruesome fashion.

As the body count stacks up, Peltzer must ultimately decide whether to runaway from his past or take control of his future, as he battles between sanity and madness, in this twisted tale of infidelity, revenge and snapped banjo strings.

  • Liam Regan
  • Liam Regan
  • Candice Redford
  • Laurence R. Harvey
    Key Cast
    Human Centipede 2, Human Centipede 3, The Editor
  • Dan Palmer
    Key Cast
    Stalled, Freak Out
  • James Hamer-Morton
    Key Cast
    The Fitzroy, Dead Love
  • Dani Thompson
    Key Cast
    Axe to Grind, Serial Kaller
  • Vito Trigo
    Key Cast
    Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1, Science Team
  • Clay von Carlowitz
    Key Cast
    Pig Pen, Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1
  • Serena Chloe Gardner
    Key Cast
    She's Dead, Carnival of Sorrows
  • Lloyd Kaufman
    Key Cast
    The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD
  • Damian Morter
    Key Cast
    The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead, Bicycle Day
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Red One MX
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cannes Film Festival 2015
    Cannes, France
    May 14, 2015
    Market Screening
  • Film4 FrightFest 2015
    London, United Kingdom
    August 31, 2015
    World Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Maxim Media International
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Liam Regan

Liam Regan was born in 1985 and raised in South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He was exposed to the horror genre at five years old by secretly watching 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)' without his parents consent.

Liam wrote and directed a thirteen minute short film titled 'Confessions of Peltzer' in 2012, which premiered at the TromaDance Film Festival, he then travelled to Buffalo, New York in the Summer of 2012 to work on Troma Entertainment's 'Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 & 2'.

Once he returned, he started writing his first feature length movie 'Banjo' based on his first short film. 'My Bloody Banjo' was shot in the Summer of 2014, starring genre favourites Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede 2 & 3), Dan Palmer (Stalled) and Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment).

'My Bloody Banjo' was a part of the Cannes Film Festival market in 2015, and selected to have it's world premiere at Film4 FrightFest 2015 in Leicester Square, London.

Since then 'My Bloody Banjo' has played festivals worldwide, picking up accolades and awards along the way.

'My Bloody Banjo' was released on VOD and DVD is the US in November 2016, initially rejected by Walmart and iTunes due to its content, an uncut version was released on Troma's VOD service Troma Now in March 2017.

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Director Statement

“My Bloody Banjo is my love letter to movies by Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz & Frank Henenlotter. I’ve been a fan of the horror genre since I was five years old; I remember walking into my local video rental store and quickly navigate my way to the horror section. Each time I would get goose bumps, by looking at the video covers, and being mesmerised by the art-work and the still photos found on the back of the video cases...

...These movies were fun, over the top, character based, exploitation horror movies with an edge. They knew no boundaries, I truly miss the envelope pushing, twisted movies that I grew up watching and with My Bloody Banjo, I wanted to bring back the sensibilities of the exploitation genre, with a dash of black comedy, to create a truly twisted movie, that myself as a genre fan, would love to see on the big screen. “