Synopsis: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.
Deathgasm (2015) is a New Zealand low budget horror comedy that is 90 minutes long and was filmed in Auckland, New Zealand. Director Jason Lei Howden (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Avengers (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013)) did a phenomenal job executing this movie. He does not have much experience writing and directing as he specializes in visual effects. The movie is filled with extreme gore, violence, action, humor, nudity, sexual content, sexual toys, gags, wonderful acting and a great cast. It also contains human relationship emotions such as misunderstandings, flirtation, conflicts, reconciliation and brotherly connection. I kept having flashbacks of Evil Dead (1981) while viewing this movie - with that said, Deathgasm is not a cliche or ripoff of Evil Dead. It had enough of its own content and pizzazz to make it stand alone and won my glorify satisfaction.
Deathgasm follows Brodie (Milo Cawthorne - Blood Punch (2013), Power Rangers R.P.M. (2009), Mae & Ash (2012)) who is a metal head and is new in town. Brodie is forced to live with family members that are not the kindest after his mom was institutionalized because of her meth addiction. He now lives with his uncle Albert, Aunt Mary and cousin David, who torments Brodie. Brodie does not feel welcome at school and does not fit in. He soon won the attention of pretty Medina (Kimberley Crossman - Shortland Street (1992), Power Rangers Super Samurai (2012), Power Rangers Samurai (2011)) whom Brodie had fallen for upon first seeing her. He is a heavy metal fan and forms a band, Deathgasm with his friends metalhead Zakk (James Blake), Dion, and Giles. The band crosses the line when they break into someone’s house and soon finds out that the house belongs to their idol, musician Rikki Daggers. Rikki Daggers gave the band a magical musical sheet with notes that is being sought after by a cult. The Deathgasm band played the musical sheet although they were skeptical about it. They soon wish that they did not play the notes because they have released a demon known as “The Blind One.” The Blind one is a demon that will go above and beyond to end the world. Brodie and his friends are on a mission to save the world.
I will watch this movie again with guests and loved ones. It was a great treat, and I especially love the special effects that amazed me because it was just breathtaking in so many ways. The cast all did a wonderful job with their roles, and the sets were disgusting but nicely done. I will let my kids watch this movie when they are way way older because it is a great movie with humorous moments.
About Deathgasm 2015
Original Title: Heavy Metal Apocalypse
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Total Avg. Votes: 149
Writers: Jason Lei Howden, Sarah Howden
Director: Jason Lei Howden