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Horror specialists Shudder to stream the documentary, ‘This Is GWAR’

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on June 14, 2022

The film offers fans the ultimate backstage pass to see the creation and the conquest of the last three decades head by the scumdogs of the Universe.

The AMC Network streaming specialists of Shudder have announced the acquisition of the exclusive rights to the comprehensive documentary that chronicles the more than thirty-year career of intergalactic anti-heroes, GWAR.

This is GWAR, is directed by Scott Barber, retells the inception of the art collective that galvanized under the banner of aggressive music, with a first-hand perspective. The film pools archived footage and personal testimonial from the likes of Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry. The film also features footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) that until the premiere had never been seen.

– This is Gwar _ Key Art – Photo Credit: Shudder

GWAR issued the following regarding the partnership with Shudder. “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.”

Shudder General Manager Craig Engler weighed in on the importance of the film and how it aligns with the programming direction of the streaming service. “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.”  

Engler added how the film offers fans a side of the band they have yet to see, “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.”

The documentary first premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, and took home the 2021 Audience Award at NIGHTSTREAM in the same year. This Is Gwar will stream exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand territories starting Thursday, July 21st.

Watch the trailer below.


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