Much in the vein of classic Gwar films comes a visual mind fuck for an entirely new generation of degenerate fans of heavy music, disturbing visuals, and bacon covered T&A. The Lost Realities of Hog Caller is a documentary/mockumentry about central Pennsylvania’s most infamous grindcore band Hog Caller, made up of the duo Vomitrocious and The Dirtfarmer. Join award-winning reporter Skip Jenkins, as he ventures to Three Mile Island in hopes of locating the hard to find Hog Caller, resulting in a series of interesting interviews and even appearances from George Bush and the late Bin laden (sort of).
“Featuring repugnant footage of swine desecration, alcohol abuse, weed worship, Satanism, and the grotesque birth of an interspecies pig/human hybrid.” A bold claim from the back of the DVD case, which made this film impossible for me to not instantly throw into my DVD player, quickly followed by throwing up the horns, as I was taken over by twisted anticipation.
Influenced by various early grindcore/death metal/doom/sludge/ and stoner bands they formed originally in November 2004, as a way to get through the intense Pennsylvanian winter, the duo quickly found themselves with two-dozen finished tracks. This lead to the band being featured on a split CD from Last House On The Right Records, with Netherlands grindcore group Headcrash entitled “Proper Parasite Mannerisms” in August of 2005. Shortly afterwards they released their first full length 16 track record called “Predestined For Hell” setting into motion the rise of Hog Caller.
Growing up I was a die-hard Gwar fan, and use to obsessively re watch the movies they released. Just a few moments into The Lost Realities of Hog Caller, I quickly found myself having flashbacks of these simpler times of my life. Interviews with the weirdest of the weird, with equally messed up music videos of the bands songs, create an interesting look into the damaged minds of Hog Caller. Prior my viewing I had never heard of Hog Caller, but after spending 85 minutes lost inside their world, I can now say that I am a fan.
If you love grindcore music, and are not easily offended, I highly recommend cracking open a cold PBR, twisting up a fat joint, and banging your head with Hog Caller. The Lost Realities of Hog Caller does a great job at bringing the bands background story to life, and introducing potential new fans to the groups sick sense of humor. I found myself laughing my ass off through out the flick, and after the credits rolled, quickly pointed my browser to Hog Caller Music, to order some swag.