Heavy metal, demons, and horror are always a winning combination in my book. It’s been in the genre since flicks like Trick or Treat, Black Roses, and Rock n Roll Nightmare just to name a few brought every misinformed parent and conservative Christian’s darkest nightmares to the silver screen. Jason Howden’s debut feature, Deathgasm, takes two metal heads and throws in an Evil Dead twist for an ass-exploding, brain melting splatter flick that is a sure fire crowd pleaser.
After his mom is sent to an institution, Brodie (Cawthorne) is sent to live with his jock asshole cousin and his conservative, religious parents. There was a time when being a metalhead was treated just like being a D&D loving dork and Brodie is tormented by his cousin along with the other nerds, Giles and Dion. That all changes when Brodie meets Zakk (Blake) at a record store and the two go off in search of a highly sought after record by the band Haxan Sword. The lead singer, Rikki Daggers, has been squatting in an abandoned house protecting a copy containing The Black Hymn, a musical composition that can raise demons and grant the person summoning them power and fortune. There is someone else looking for these pages and his name is Aeon and he has a squad of goons in robes and masks, carrying swords, out on the streets of Grey Point looking for Rikki and the pages. When Aeon’s men find Daggers and the pages along with Brodie and Zakk, the two get away and foolishly set about learning the hymn. They start playing one day and it unleashes a wave of demonic possession that engulfs the town and sets in motion the arrival of the King of Demons.
This film has buckets of blood and mountains of body parts, even dildo fu (you read that right)! Howden’s heavy metal horror flick never lets go once the demons are out. So get some beers, pizza, and your buddies together for a movie so metal it’ll make you shit! Death to False Metal!