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Deathgasm (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Music | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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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Brodie
James Blake ...
Zakk
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Medina
Sam Berkley ...
Dion
Daniel Cresswell ...
Giles
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Shanna
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Rikki Daggers
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Uncle Albert
Jodie Rimmer ...
Aunt Mary
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Byron
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Aaron McGregor ...
Terry
Andrew Laing ...
Aeon
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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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The road to hell is paved in metal. See more »

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There are rumors that if you play a muted DEATHGASM and Iron Maiden's "Live After Death" simultaneously it syncs up perfectly due to precise editing. The filmmakers have yet to comment. 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 »

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Mr. Capenhurst: Good work Brodie. Nice technique. Great shading on the demon penises. Is that me having hot pokers stuffed up m rectum by skeletons?
Brodie: Yes, sir.
Mr. Capenhurst: Nice likeness .Very detailed. Two weeks detention.
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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 Gorgasm: The Effects of 'Deathgasm' (2016) See more »

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Decent metal horror
12 January 2016 | by (US) – See all my reviews

In the intro we are told that all the gruesome stuff metal bands sing about is actually true.

Some geeky metalhead named Brodie ends up living with his uncle who is Christian. His cousin is a bully and gives him a hard time. He's good at drawing gruesome stuff. One day at a record store he runs into an older and truer metalhead, the kind that chain smokes, chain drinks and doesn't care. This guy, Zakk, plays bass, Brodie plays guitar and he gets two other geeky friends to play keyboard (?) and drums. They end up calling the band Deathgasm.

One day Zakk takes Brodie along and they break into a house. Turns out it's the home of some metal legend of decades ago. They find the guy clutching some album. Suddenly some guy in a suit arrives and attacks them. The metal legend throws to album to the kids who escape. It's a crappy album but also inside the cover are a bunch of papers in Latin with some musical tabs.

Brodie translates the stuff, which reads something like 'summoning such and such a demon to get power and fortune.' They start playing the tune and everyone in the small town turns into demons without eyes who go after them.

Brodie also met the most gorgeous girl in school, Medina, who likes him even though she's his cousin's girlfriend. But Zakk is a backstabbing jerk and through deception hooks up with her.

Now the kids sort of join forces to defeat the demons and to find out how to reverse the situation. We also learn that some rich evil guy wants to take hold of the pages in Latin so he can control this demon.

Extreme metal and horror movies make a good pair, not that Hollywood would understand or care. So it's up to low budget independent producers to work on this, and the guys from Brain Damage have released some movies. Now comes Deathgasm from New Zealand, a very gory movie, although some of the gore is repetitive. But because Deathgasm also aims to be a teen comedy it's unnecessarily juvenile and gross. There is some nudity but not enough. While it has the horror part covered, and it could have gone even darker had it focused more on the occult stuff and the evil cabal, it surprisingly fails when it comes to metal. They get the band posters right, the CDs right, the occasional metal-related dialogue is right, Brodie's guitar, a BC Rich Warlock, is right, but the music is off. A movie called "Deathgasm" should have settled for straightforward death metal, instead we get some really lousy stuff. The music the band plays is terrible and so is most of the soundtrack.

As most movies from New Zealand this one too maintains some of the charming Kiwi innocence. You do empathize a bit with our heroes but not enough. Zakk is well cast and goodness is Kimberley Crossman gorgeous, but our lead is missing something. It appears they were going more for looks, someone to remind us of Death's Chuck Schuldiner. Overall a good effort in a much neglected potential subgenre.


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