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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)
13 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Evil is coming... See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror | Music

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New Zealand | USA

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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Milo Cawthorne, Kimberly Crossman, and Kate Elliot are all veterans of the Power Rangers franchise. Cawthorne starred in Power Rangers R.P.M. whereas Elliot and Crossman starred in the next season of Power Rangers Samurai. See more »

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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

Brodie: When is the devil's hour?
Abigail: 3 a.m.
Zakk: Wait. 3 a.m. Pacific or Eastern Time? Do demons recognize daylight savings?
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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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Referenced in Running on Empty: Milo Cawthorne (2016) See more »

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Deathgasm
(Mallon/Francis/Mekalick/Tempest)
Performed by Bulletbelt
Courtesy of Headless Horseman
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First Wyrmwood, then I Survived a Zombie Holocaust, and now Deathgasm: antipodean splatter is well and truly back.
3 October 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After his meth-addict mum is sent to a mental asylum, teenage metal-head Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) moves to the suburban town of Greypoint to live with his bible-bashing Uncle Albert (Colin Moy), Aunt Mary (Jodie Rimmer), and obnoxious cousin David (Nick Hoskins-Smith). There he befriends role playing game-nerds Dion and Giles (Sam Berkley and Daniel Cresswell) and wild rocker Zakk (James Blake), with whom he forms a band, Deathgasm.

When the guys chance upon and perform a song written by Satanic metal star Ricky Daggers (Stephen Ure), they unwittingly unleash a plague of demons that possess the locals and kill the living in order to pave the way for the coming of an ancient evil known as Aeloth, The Blind One. With the help of axe-wielding blonde hottie Medina (Kimberley Crossman), the metal-heads try to find a way to prevent Hell on Earth.

Is there anything more sublime in this world than a heavy metal horror movie? The world's foremost form of music fused with the greatest genre of film known to man to create an exquisite elysian experience for connoisseurs of peerless audio visual entertainment. If I'm brutally honest, the script for Deathgasm is a bit of a mess, the action lurching awkwardly from one scene to the next, but its combination of metal mayhem and outrageous splatter is so irresistible that a completely coherent narrative is of little consequence. The riffs are heavy and the gore is very gory (with the graphic dismemberment achieved through the use of practical effects), which is what matters most with this type of flick.

Directed by Jason Lei Howden, who clearly knows his music and his horror, Deathgasm owes a lot to the splatter classics of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, his film possessing a similarly energetic and madcap style. When the demons attack, anything and everything becomes a weapon: an angle grinder, an engine block, a chainsaw, an axe, a weed whacker, a big, black, double-ended dildo, some love beads, and a pair of vibrators. That's right… Deathgasm features a fight scene in which the heroes are armed with sex toys, which should give you some idea of just how demented the film really is.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.


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