- Street Date:
- January 10th, 2017
- Movie Release Year:
- 110 Minutes
- Release Country
- United States
Maria Napatov, Alex E. Edwards, J-Kori Salmon, Lucas Fleming, LaNecia Edmonds
Paul Michael McAlarney
When Kendra finds herself separated from the Family, she must rely on the same individuals that she and her Family were trained to hate and kill, and finds herself forced to face reality and reevaluate the decades of brainwashing that she had undergone, if only Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton could do likewise.
Paul Michael McAlarney’s Honky Holocaust is a gruesome, brilliant and hilarious grindhouse/exploitation film exploring racism's complex effects on society and the individual. Introducing a multitude of characters, all from different positions and perspectives on the spectrum of ideologies and attitudes toward race, Honky Holocaust insists ruthlessly and without censoring any detail that a single seed of bigotry can destroy any society from within. In true exploitation fashion, the filmmakers do so by showing rather than implying the consequences. A great homage to classic Troma movies, Honky Holocaust may be the most controversial Tromasterpiece since Surf Nazis Must Die.
Taking strong and unabashed influence from a wide variety of classic exploitation films and filmmakers such as Sergio Leone, Lloyd Kaufman, Street Trash, Jack Hill, Rudy Ray Moore, Roger Corman, and of course Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust. Honky Holocaust takes the audience back to the 1960s where Charles Manson was building an army to wait out the Helter-Skelter race war and emerge from the Manson Family Bunker to conquer the world when the dust cleared. In reality, of course, Charles Manson's plans were foiled fortunately, but in Honky Holocaust he sees them realized, and the film follows his daughter Kendra and the Manson Family out of the bunker and into the world above, 35 years after the murder of Sharon Tate. What Kendra Manson and her "Family Members" soon realize, however, is that their racist ideologies and prophecies were vastly inaccurate and toxic.
Rather than tackle racism in its infinite forms as an onlooker might perceive them, Honky Holocaust, takes the audience a step further, piercing into the minds of those affected by racism and those who possess the bigoted attitudes, and exposes the delusions, the self-fulfilling reactions, the fear, and the complacency that often fuels racist ideas even when facts contradict them to the core, all in an entertaining and thought provoking manner.