Synopsis by Mark Deming
Filmmaker Bruce McDonald returns to the mockumentary format of his 1996 cult favorite Hard Core Logo in this sequel of sorts. In this film's alternate universe, McDonald left his native Canada after the box-office success of Hard Core Logo for the United States and a successful career directing cable television projects. Now his career has gone into a tailspin and he's working on a cheesy reality show on Wiccans to pay the rent. In the course of his research, he encounters Care Failure, the manic, drug-fueled lead singer with the punk band Die Mannequin, and learns she's convinced she's been possessed by the spirit of the late Hard Core Logo frontman Joe Dick. Fascinated and needing a new project, McDonald and his crew document Failure as she and her band rehearse for their next album, with some help from iconic singer and songwriter Bucky Haight (Julian Richings). Hard Core Logo II was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
band [music group], filmmaker, possession, punk, reality-television, singer, Wicca