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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.

Director:

Jason Lei Howden

Writers:

Jason Lei Howden, Sarah Howden (script consultant)
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Cast

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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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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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 »

Goofs

In the extra scene after the credits when Brodie and Zakk are talking about life after death and new band names, the spinning record changes rotational direction with each camera angle. See more »

Quotes

Byron: Welcome to Alien Records. How are things, kid?
Brodie: Things are shitty.
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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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Featured in Brotherhood of Steel: The Cast of 'Deathgasm' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavy Metal Power
(A. Adie)
Performed by Elm Street
Courtesy of Massacre Records
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New Zealand: home of the Hobbit, splatter … and Black Metal Demons!
9 November 2015 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Even more than zombies or maniacal killers, it's DEMONS that provide crazy horror directors with the most opportunities to go tremendously over-the-top in the gore and splatter department! Lamberto Bava knew it when he made "Demons" in 1985, Sam Raimi knew it when he accomplished his legendary "The Evil Dead" movies and apparently some pleasantly deranged New Zealander by the name of Jason Lei Howden knows it too, judging by the humongous gore- factor in his flick "Deathgasm". This recommendable little flick offers nothing new or even remotely original to the genre, but it definitely qualifies as pure and undemanding horror entertainment containing all the essential ingredients such as fast pacing, tongue-in-cheek dialogs, cute references towards movie/music classics and literally gallons of blood & pus! The basic plot concept cleverly plays with the ancient cliché that metal heads are Satan-worshipers and that the lyrics of their songs are aimed at summoning demons and other nasty creatures. In the sleepy little town of Greypoint, the social outcast Brodie coincidentally gets his geeky metal hands on music and lyrics called "the black hymn". When he and his amateur band called Deathgasm rehearse it in his uncle's garage, the universe's most evil force descends to earth and turns all villagers into bloodthirsty demons. Among all victims, Satan is scouting for the most evil human soul to possess and this just might be Brodie's metal buddy Zakk. "Deathgasm" is a fun movie, but certainly nothing more than that, and I wouldn't go as far as some of my fellow reviewers around here that label it as one of the best genre outing of the last years. The gore and make-up effects are well-handled but often too absurd and especially too tasteless for my liking. The best example to illustrate this is an extended sequence in which a supposedly normal middle-class and religious couple are beaten to death by the the sex-toys (like a gigantic black dildo and anal beads…) that are hidden in their bedroom. The funniest thing about New Zealand movies is that pretty much all cast and crew members previously worked on most of the Lord of the Ring movies, either as extras or as visual effects people. There are also a couple of cute references and tributes towards Peter Jackson's earliest splatter movies "Bad Taste" and "Braindead". Ideal stuff to watch late at night with a bunch of friends or – like I did – at a festival in the company of 200 gore-crazed horror freaks.


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