Deathgasm is NOT Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. No way. No how. I see minimal connection between the two and wanted to get that off my chest because every time I seem to mention Deathgasm I get a resounding response that suggests that it MIGHT be inspired by Todd. It isn’t. Now Evil Dead… it was definitely inspired and is a love note to Evil Dead. In fact Deathgasm coming to you on VOD this October is a little bit of a bunch of great subgenres and styles. Heavy Metal Horror. Occult Horror. Practical Effect Horror and even a hint of Zombie Horror. I see homages to Trick or Treat and even The Gate in this picture. This all comes to you courtesy of the great country of New Zealand, known for producing over the top, gore stores of movies. Deathgasm happily follows in that tradition.
What’s not to like about Deathgasm? This is a movie filled with good metal music, plenty of Horror Comedy that works in both arenas, Horror and Comedy. The performances are on point, and aside from some jokes that miss their marks, you can be assured of seeing some unique kills, good looking undead or possessed or whatever you want to call them. This is a fun Horror movie. Chances of it actually scaring you should be close to nihil unless you watch the Fat Albert Halloween Special with a change of underwear in hand, but it has enough balls to the wall action to make it an instant cult and fan favorite.
I’ll watch it over and over again. I can’t wait to see what they put on the Blu-ray/DVD when it hits because there’s gotta be a great story behind this release. It seems some of my favorite Horror this year is hitting from down under with Wyrmwood having such a strong showing amongst Horror regulars and newbies alike. Hopefully Deathgasm gets the same love.
Available on VOD October 2nd from Dark Sky Films.
From Dark Sky Films:
New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.
Jason Lei Howden's beloved horror-comedy has struck an epic chord around the world, playing to sold-out film festival audiences and taking home numerous awards for its irreverent, loving take on heavy metal horror culture.