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Awesome Saxon music video released for outrageous puppet gorefest “CHUCK STEEL: NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES”

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Get a healthy taste of the animated mayhem from this rocking clip.

Mike Mort’s Animortal Studios has unleashed a video of the classic Saxon song “Back on the Streets,” specially rerecorded for CHUCK STEEL: NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES. It’s packed with highlights of the over-the-top, splattery action from Mort’s horror/comedy, done in the same puppet-animation style as WALLACE & GROMIT creators Aardman Animations (where Mort once worked on SHAUN THE SHEEP). This movie, however, is decidedly not for kids; it’s an anti-PC epic homaging the fright flicks and police shoot-’em-ups of the ’80s, as renegade cop Chuck Steel (voiced by Mort) defies his always angry captain and teams with a Van Helsing-esque monster hunter to stop an invasion of alcohol-fueled ghouls and other creatures. Unfortunately, NIGHT OF THE TRAMPIRES has yet to land U.S. distribution, and is still seeking someone to bring it to the States; you can read our review of the movie here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.