MY BLOODY BANJO (2015) Reviews and overview

 

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‘Peltzer has an imaginary friend. Unfortunately for him… It’s Ronnie’

My Bloody Banjo is a 2015 British comedy horror film written and directed by Liam Regan. It was originally titled Banjo and is an expansion of Regan’s short film Confessions of Peltzer.

Main Cast:
James Hamer-Morton (Dead Love), Damian Morter (The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead; Hellbilly 58; Temptation), Dani Thompson (Carnivore; Cute Little Buggers; Forest of the Damned 2), Laurence R. Harvey (Boogeyman: Reincarnation; Dead LoveThe Human Centipede II and III), Vito Trigo (RipperReturn to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 and 2; Dark Windows), Clay von Carlotwitz (Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 and 2; The House in the Woods).
Peltzer Arbuckle (James Hamer-Morton) is 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 (Damian Morter).my-bloody-banjo-2015-chainsaw-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 run away from his past or take control of his future…

Reviews:

“Damian Morter does a superb job as Peltzer’s imaginary friend playing him over-the-top, caked in prosthetics and stealing every scene he appears in … His scenes with James Hamer-Morton are all great to watch and James also gives a great performance as Peltzer. The bloody manhood scenes and the condom scene made me cringe and probably have the same effect on many male viewers but it was good to see it done in such a humorous way.” UK Horror Scene

“Admittedly, the film really doesn’t come alive until Ronnie appears which is probably the point, but the downside. In the first 20 minutes or so, you do really wonder what the director is really going for. Birdemic or American Psycho? Overall, Banjo is surprisingly decent for a low-budget comedy horror.” Liam Regan creates perfectly a comical but dark world…” The Hollywood News

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Cast and characters:

James Hamer-Morton (Peltzer Arbuckle)
Damian Morter (Ronnie)
Dani Thompson (Deetz Montgomery)
Vito Trigo (Mr. Sawyer)
Clay von Carlotwitz (Stiles Rembrandt)
Serena Chloe Gardner (Melissa Lee Ray)
Laurence R. Harvey (Clyde Toulon)
Dan Palmer (Terrance Parker)
David Curtis (Mikey Stone)
Lloyd Kaufman (Doctor Samuel Weil)

Filming locations:

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Peak District, Derbyshire

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