Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives.


Jason Lei Howden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Cawthorne ... Brodie
James Joshua Blake James Joshua Blake ... Zakk (as James Blake)
Kimberley Crossman ... Medina Darcy
Sam Berkley Sam Berkley ... Dion
Daniel Cresswell Daniel Cresswell ... Giles
Delaney Tabron ... Shanna
Stephen Ure ... Rikki Daggers
Colin Moy ... Uncle Albert
Jodie Rimmer ... Aunt Mary
Nick Hoskins-Smith ... David
Erroll Shand ... Byron
Kate Elliott ... Abigail
Aaron McGregor Aaron McGregor ... Terry
Andrew Laing ... Aeon
Tim Foley ... Vadin


Metalhead Brodie is sent to live with his Christian aunt and uncle and meat-head cousin after his drug addicted mother is sent away. Brodie seems unable to fit in, until he meets the mysterious Zakk at a record store. Joined by their love of metal, the two form the metal band Deathgasm, along with fellow outcasts Dion and Giles. However, when Brodie and Zakk break into the house of metal star Rikki Daggers they find mysterious sheet music known as The Black Hymn. Deathgasm plays the Black Hymn, which unleashes a demon known as Aeloth who possesses the town's citizens. Now it's up to Deathgasm and popular girl Medina to fight demons, prevent the apocalypse, and save the day.

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Evil is coming... See more »


Action | Comedy | Horror | Music


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Writer and director Jason Lei Howden was interviewed on the podcast Classic American Movies about the making of this movie. See more »


When first shown in the garage, Dion offers no assistance to translate the Latin name of the song which Brodie later painstakingly has to translate word by word using a dictionary in class. However, much later in Rikki's shack he is swift to correct the pronunciation of the Latin spoken there, so clearly is both fluent, and keen to show off. See more »


David: Oh Christ, it's my Satanist cousin, Brodie. Look at that ugly loner. I'm gonna make his life hell on earth.
Medina: Wow. That's really cool, David. Can you please take me home now?
David: I thought we'd take a drive or something.
Medina: It's hard to believe, but talking about bullying isn't really a turn on.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is an extra scene after the credits that has Brodie talking to a now dead Zakk whose voice is coming from a record player. See more »


Referenced in Deathgasm: Extended Interview with Jason Lei Howden (2015) See more »


Hour To Live
(Z. Slaughter)
Wytchcraft Publishing Edition Noise Art
Performed by Skull Fist
Courtesy of Noiseart Records
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31 October 2020 | by elducementorsSee all my reviews

Are the reviewers comparing this to Evil Dead the director and his squeeze?? Surely must be.

The music is not even heavy metal. It is Duran Duran with bad costumes.

Weak and unfunny funny.

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Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heavy Metal Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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