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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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David
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Byron
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Abigail
Aaron McGregor ...
Terry
Andrew Laing ...
Aeon
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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The road to hell is paved in metal. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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Heavy Metal Apocalypse  »

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Director Jason Lei Howden performed guest backing vocals on the DEATHGASM theme song by NZ band Bulletbelt. 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 »

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Brodie: My friends are losers, my uncle keeps trying to christen me in my sleep, and I'm drenched in my cousin's bodily fluids.
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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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References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »

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Resign To The Fact
(J. Langeveld/C. Van De Geer/S. Hansen)
Performed by Dead Pirate
Courtesy of Bigpop Music Publishing LTD
Bigpop Music 2004
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A Delightful Surprise For Both Metalheads & Horror Enthusiasts.
26 May 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Jason Lei Howden's feature film debut is a gleefully written & confidently directed splatter comedy that wickedly blends the elements of heavy metal insanity, gore-friendly horror & slapstick humour into one crazy, hilarious & delightfully deranged flick that amuses, amazes & thrills in equal doses.

The story of Deathgasm takes place in a small Kiwi town and follows a pair of misfits who are also fans of heavy metal music. Things are set in motion when the two come across some old sheets of music and after playing it, unintentionally summon an ancient demon, thus endangering the lives of all.

Written & directed by Jason Lei Howden, Deathgasm brims with heavy metal motifs from beginning to end and also parodies many classics over the course of its runtime. The plot moves at a frenetic pace, the dialogues are sharp & at times inventive, the music stays true to its roots, and the gags it has in store keep surfacing at regular intervals.

The entire cast chips in with fine performances, with actors who play Brodie & Zakk impressing the most plus their chemistry is spot-on too. The frenzy camera-work infuses an unbridled energy of its own into the premise, the morbid humour is brilliantly timed, manic tone is consistently maintained, and it goes absolutely bonkers in the final act, which isn't a complaint by the way.

On an overall scale, Deathgasm is as uproarious, wild & demented as the subgenre of rock music it pays its tribute to, is well aware of both its strengths & limitations and prefers to enjoy & revel in its madness. Highly refreshing, ridiculously funny & unabashedly raunchy, this blood-splattered metal horror is an unexpected delight for both metalheads & genre enthusiasts. Definitely worth a shot.


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