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Blu-ray Review – Deathgasm (2015)

Deathgasm, 2015.

Directed by Jason Lei Howden.

Starring Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Stephen Ure, Sam Berkley, Nick Hoskins-Smith, Delaney Tabron, Colin Moy and Daniel Cresswell.

Synopsis:

Two teenage metalheads summon up a demon through the power of black metal.

The two extremes of splatter and black/death metal come together in New Zealand horror comedy Deathgasm, the directorial debut feature of visual effects artist Jason Lei Howden and a runaway hit at last year’s FrightFest. Why was it such a hit? Because Deathgasm gets it, that’s why. It knows what buttons to push to get a reaction and it knows how to layer on the gore in a way that doesn’t take itself seriously whilst going for balls-out entertainment.

Teenage metal fan Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is forced to go and live with his religious uncle Albert (Colin Moy) after his mother is arrested giving a blow job to a store Santa.
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2015 Stanley Film Festival Lineup Includes The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation

Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.

We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.

"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s,
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Deathgasm’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Deathgasm’
If the title appeals, then you’re probably going to be tolerably amused by “Deathgasm,” which combines heavy metal, gore-horror and comedy into an inevitably rude, bloody mess. Still, this amiably dumb feature debut for New Zealand writer-director Jason Lei Howden could have used some additional polish on the scripting side to bump its bad-taste humor up from the routinely to the inspirationally silly. Offshore, the pic is guaranteed a run on the fantasy fest circuit and niche home-format sales pickups in relevant territories.

When teenage Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) sees his widowed mom packed off to a mental institution, he’s sent to live with his nearest relatives. Unfortunately, Uncle Albert (Colin Moy) and Aunt Mary (Jodie Rimmer) are conservative evangelical Christians who take great umbrage at their long-haired, tat-sporting nephew’s fondness for the devil’s music. (Pic’s soundtrack is duly packed with cuts from from such savory acts as Skull Fist,
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SXSW 2015: 10 Genre Films We’re Excited For This Year

Each and every year, the South by Southwest Film Festival comes together in Austin, Texas to shine the spotlight on some of the most provocative and ingenious indie horror films from across the globe. The 2015 SXSW line-up is no exception, featuring a multitude of thought-provoking titles and genre-bending awesomeness that we could not be more excited to check out during the festival this month.

Here’s a look at several of the films from SXSW 2015 that have us excited for this year’s line-up and should stay on your radar once they’re officially released at a later date:

The Final Girls

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Max and her friends are mysteriously transported into a famous 1980s horror movie that starred Max's mother, a celebrated scream queen. Reunited, they team up to fight the film's maniacal killer and find their way back home. Cast: Taissa Farmiga,
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Watch the trailer for horror movie Deathgasm

Well, it’s quite the title isn’t it? Featuring a plethora of blood, gore and metal music, Deathgasm is certainly a horror movie to keep an eye out for – if you’re into that sort of thing of course.

Check out the trailer below. Be warned, it’s Nsfw:

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.

Deathgasm premieres at the SXSW Festival and is directed by Jason Lei Howden (visual effects on The Avengers and The Hobbit Trilogy) with a cast that includes Milo Cawthorne (Blood Punch), James Blake, Kimberley Crossman (Power Rangers Samurai) and Stephen Ure (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy).
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Midnight Selections for SXSW 2015 Announced!

The 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival is a little over a month away and the increasingly popular midnight selections have finally announced. Comprised of thrillers, sci-fi, dark comedies and horror, along with shorts and music videos; the crop of Midnight selections look ripe for the harvesting. Some of the most anticipated films of 2015 will be shown at SXSW, and it looks like a can’t miss lineup.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond
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SXSW 2015 Announces Midnighters Lineup

This year’s South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW 2015), which will run from March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, has unveiled the lineup for its beloved Midnighters section, which aims to showcase the best and brightest in genre filmmaking, from thriller to horror to science-fiction. Attendees will witness 11 titles including nine world premieres at Midnighters this year, with filmmakers like Karyn Kusama and Rodney Ascher in the mix.

SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece commented on the Midnighters lineup, stating:

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup. These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Midnighters always introduces some fascinating genre pics, and whether there’s something here that will go on to Oculus-style success remains to be seen, but it’s
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Video Round-Up: Jurassic World, Deathgasm, We Are Still Here

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We’re back with another video round-up, this time focusing on a new look at the Masrani Security Initiative led by Vincent D’Onofrio’s character in Jurassic World, the teaser trailer for the guitar-shredding horror film Deathgasm (which looks like a high-energy, macabre mix of Todd & The Book of Pure Evil and 2008’s Dance of the Dead), and the first footage from the Barbara Crampton-starring We Are Still Here.

Jurassic World: Directed by Colin Trevorrow off a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, and Judy Greer, Jurassic World will be released in 3D on June 12th, 2015.

Video via Masrani Global viral site:

Deathgasm: “New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these
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SXSW 2015: Deathgasm Trailer Teases Heavy Metal, Blood, And More Blood

Do you like heavy metal? Do you like blood? If the answer to both is "yes," have I got a trailer for you! Deathgasm will have its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month as part of the Midnighters program. Its official synopsis, via the festival, is short and sweet: New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold. The cast is led by Milo Cawthorne (Blood Punch), James Blake, Kimberley Crossman (Power Rangers Samurai), and Stephen Ure (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit). Jason Lei Howden directed. Among the producers...

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SXSW ’15: Short film and Midnight Movie Lineup announced

Following the recent announcement of their full film lineup that includes Trainwreck, Get Hard, and Spy, South by Southwest has revealed their lineup of Midnight movies and short films to screen during the festival. Chief among them is the Sundance 2015 hit Turbo Kid (read our review here) and the Sundance ’15 winner of the Short Film Prize World of Tomorrow. SXSW runs from March 13-21. View the full Midnighters and Shorts lineup below via the SXSW website.

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Midnighters

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó. (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden
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SXSW Announces Midnighters Lineup

SXSW Announces Midnighters Lineup
South by Southwest has unveiled 11 titles for its Midnighters section, including nine world premieres, as well as the complete short film lineup.

The 22nd edition of the festival runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin, Texas. Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand documentary “Brand: A Second Coming” is the opening-night film.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters lineup,” said SXSW’s senior programmer Jarod Neece. “These nine world premieres and two festival favorites are helmed by five first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni.”

Highlights include the world premiere of Jason Krawczyk’s “He Never Died,” starring Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins in a story of a man’s eternal struggle with cannibalism.

Other world premieres include “The Corpse of Anna Fritz” (Spain), directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens; “Deathgasm” (New Zealand), directed by Jason Lei Howden; “The Diabolical,
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SXSW Midnighters Include We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, The Nightmare

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SXSW’s Midnighters selections often give horror fans the first look at indie horror’s finest releases of the year and their 2015 lineup has just been announced, including nine movies that will be making their world premiere during the festival:

“Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens, Screenwriters: Hèctor Hernándes Vicens, Isaac P. Creus

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked. Fascinated by her beauty, they decide to become the last people to have sex with her. Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó (World Premiere)

Deathgasm (New Zealand)

Director/Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces,
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SXSW unveils Midnighters line-up

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SXSW unveils Midnighters line-up
SXSW top brass have unveiled the Midnighters section and the complete short film line-up at the festival, set to run in Texas from March 13-21.

This marks the second year of the section and the 2015 offerings comprise 11 genre films including nine world premieres.

“Creepy, clever, engrossing, and frightening are just a few words that come to mind when I think about this year’s SXSW Midnighters line-up,” said SXSW producer and senior programmer Jarod Neece.

“These nine world premieres and two Festival Favorites are helmed by five, first-time filmmakers and several SXSW alumni. We will be screening four films a night at midnight during all nine days of SXSW, and we can’t wait to unleash them on the SXSW audiences”

The Midnighters line-up appears below including synopses provided by the festival:

The Corpse Of Anna Fritz (Spain)

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men
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Actors Sue for 'Lord of the Rings' Profits

Fifteen actors from The Lord of the Rings movies have filed suit against film studio New Line, accusing the company of a breach of contract over merchandising. The New Zealand actors filed court papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last Wednesday, alleging New Line broke an agreement to pay them five per cent of an estimated $100 million profits from merchandising sales, such as caps, games and mugs. The actors' lawyer Henry Gradstein said New Line took "gross participation" fees that the company wasn't entitled to. Gradstein says, "The expenses will always be approximately 104 per cent. It's Hollywood accounting." This is the latest of several lawsuits New Line have been served with in relation to the film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic novels. In 2005, director Peter Jackson accused New Line of withholding profits from the first installment in the trilogy The Fellowship Of The Ring, while producer Saul Zaentz settled out of court with the firm over the rights to the books. According to industry newspaper Variety, the fifteen actors filing lawsuits are: Noel Appleby, Jed Brophy, Mark Ferguson, Ray Henwood, Bruce Hopkins, William Johnson, Nathaniel Lees, Sarah McLeod, Ian Mune, Paul Norell, Craig Parker, Robert Pollock, Martyn Sanderson, Peter Tait and Stephen Ure.

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