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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Cawthorne ... Brodie
James Joshua Blake James Joshua Blake ... Zakk (as James Blake)
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 ... Vadin
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Storyline

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 »

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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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Trivia

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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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 »

Quotes

Zakk: Hey man, you wanna do something crazy?
Brodie: It's not role-playing, is it?
Zakk: What the fuck is role-playing?
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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 »

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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Kill These Motherfuckers
(S. Rathbone)
Performed by Lair of the Minotaur
Courtesy of The Grind-House Records & Maximo Matanza Music / ASCAP
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Good effects, but the juvenile humour lets it down
22 May 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

DEATHGASM is a disappointing indie horror flick that comes to us courtesy of New Zealand. It features a bunch of high school reject death metal musicians who accidentally summon up a demon army thanks to their hellfire music and then must figure out a way to stop it in its tracks.

As a film, DEATHGASM has plenty to recommend it, not least the quality of the gruesome special effects which are very good. It's obvious that the original EVIL DEAD was a huge inspiration here because the demons in this film look and sound EXACTLY the same as in the Raimi flick, but the calibre of effects makes them work.

A shame, then, that the film overall is let down by a juvenile script that seems overly obsessed with scatological and anatomic humour. One set-piece in particular involves the use of sex toys and is dumb beyond belief. In addition, I hate the death metal genre of music so the soundtrack was unfortunate and the characters both clichéd and unlikeable. Films like DEATHGASM make me miss the days of well-written horror fare with intelligent characterisation.


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