Rapid Review: Deathgasm (2015)


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. – via IMDB

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Oh man, fixing the horns made me laugh xD

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GRADE 8It’s official. New Zealand is totally onto something over the last few years with their horror comedies. They are 3/3 now on them, after the wonderful Housebound, the hilarious What We Do In The Shadows, and now this. I first heard about Deathgasm from Ryan, but the minute I read about it, I knew it was something I had to see. Metalheads? Demons? A war? Now, I am sure that Dethgasm isn’t going to be for everybody, to be sure, but for those who love metal will get a kick out of this. It’s insane. It is silly. It is out there. It’s gory as hell. It really embraces the metal thing, but looks at it in such a funny manner, really. It never takes itself seriously and constantly has fun, yet spends some time exploring some deeper things. As a metalhead, there were spans of places where I cringed at the depictions, but I had a really good time with the movie. There is metal being played everywhere, and it is so perfect for the insane butchering that is going down on screen. There is so much blood and so much gore, so you get exactly what you are hoping for when going in for this. The movie also had a message, and I loved it! There was no fear of being a little different, and not fitting in. It also showed how people can get along, even when they are not from the same background or into the same things. These kids are all misfits, and it works every step of the way. The movie has tons of energy  and this is evident from the off. Deathgasm also knows exactly who the target audience is and goes for it, which is great. Like Metalocalypse, this is a movie for metal lovers that others, too, will hopefully enjoy. There are some flaws to the movie, no doubt, one being that it felt a little longer than was strictly necessary, and I had big issues with the stupid, useless love triangle that reared its ugly head in the film for nothing, as well as SPOILER Medina changing a lot about herself to be with Brodie, because, you know, who wants to be with someone who does not change for you, who is just themselves? I thought this was a really good directorial debut from Jason Lei Howden – very interested to see where he goes from here! Deathgasm is exactly what you signed up for – funny, bloody, disgusting, awkward, super energetic.

15 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Deathgasm (2015)

  1. Glad you dug it, Zoe (I knew you would)! It’s definitely the type of movie that plays great with a crowd, especially if they’re into horror and over-the-top gore.

    Also, in case you missed it, I interviewed Mr. Howden a while back about Deathgasm and the dude is seriously hilarious. Give it a read if you haven’t!


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