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Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Jason Lei Howden

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Jason Lei Howden, Sarah Howden (script consultant)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Cawthorne ... Brodie
James Blake James Blake ... Zakk
Kimberley Crossman ... Medina
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 Andrew Laing ... Aeon
Tim Foley Tim Foley ... Vadin
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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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The road to hell is paved in metal. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heavy Metal Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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2.35 : 1
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The movie concept is based off of the first Evil Dead (1980). Both movies are about teenagers who unknowingly summon demons, then both have to fight to survive and figure out a way to reverse the spell from the object that was used to release the curse in the first place. See more »

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Brodie is shown without his shirt two months after Zakk gores him in the belly yet he has no scar. See more »

Quotes

Medina: Save it for the demons, you two.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Spoofs The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Metal Is The Way
(A. Adie / B. Batres)
Performed by Elm Street
Courtesy of Massacre Records
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Hilarious Splat-Fest For Gore-Hounds With A - Very! - Twisted Sense Of Humor And A Love For Metal
10 November 2015 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

This hilariously disgusting, twisted, insane little gem from New Zealand is a must for fans of Evil Dead 2, Braindead and similarly gory low-budget horror comedies. If you're into those kinds of films AND you're into Metal, don't miss out on this one: it's a blast. And it was obviously made by very talented people; especially the camera work is fantastic. The gore effects are good, most of the jokes are funny (depending on your sense of humor), and the actors may not win any Oscars any time soon but they seem perfectly well suited for their parts.

Writer/director Jason Lei Howden has a background in effects work and it shows: despite the low budget, the production values are much higher than what you'd normally expect in this kind of film. The direction is wildly inventive and reminded me a lot of the early Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson (mark my words: Howden is a director to watch in the future). A warning, though: even a film like Braindead looks almost sophisticated and tame compared to Deathgasm; a lot of the humor in this film is very, very (did I mention: VERY!!!) rude or downright sick. Do NOT watch this if, say, you have a problem watching genital (and rectal) mutilations in graphic detail.

My verdict: This is a splat-fest of the first order for gore-hounds with a twisted sense of humor, a love for Metal and a very high tolerance for some really cringe inducing nastiness. It's a very well made film - especially for a first-time-director - and I absolutely adored every minute of it. 7 stars out of 10.

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