I’ll be totally honest with you, the assumption that if you like horror movies then you must also like metal/heavy rock music is one of the things that most bugs me about the genre.

Which might explain why I’m not wetting myself with excitement about Deathgasm like some other folk appear to be.

That doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to it though, and the trailer certainly suggests a gory, campy romp that should hopefully provide a lot of fun.

Here’s a synopsis for the New Zealand flick:

When metal-thrashing outcast Brodie meets a kindred spirit in Zakk, they start their own band Deathgasm. Soon the duo’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to sheet music said to grant the Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. 

But the music also summons the ancient evil entity Aeloth The Blind One who threatens to tear apart existence itself. With their classmates and family inhabited by demonic forces that turns them into psycho killers, can the wicked force be stopped devouring all mankind?

Jason Lei Howden is in the director’s chair, while the cast contains the likes of Milo Cawthorne, James Black and Kimberley Crossman.

The film gets its UK premiere at Frightfest on Saturday, August 29, so let’s hope it reaches the heights of last year’s Kiwi hit, Housebound.

Here’s the trailer:


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle