Headbangingly and skull shatteringly awesome

The Hollywood News
Out on:Blu-Ray 29th Feb. 2016
DVD 29th Feb. 2016

Fast sell:

A hilarious and outrageous blood soaked adventure, Deathgasm is a perfect crossover for horror film and heavy metal music fans. Featuring an amazing original soundtrack of fist-banging metal and practical effects by Main Reactor (Evil Dead remake), this brutal and bad-ass debut from Jason Lei Howden will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it!

Key talent:

Jason Lei Howden (Director)
Milo Cawthorne (Blood Punch, Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Kimberley Crossman (Power Rangers Samurai)
Delaney Tabron (Spartacus: War of the Damned)
Stephen Ure (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / The Desolation of Smaug)


Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. With their classmates and family possessed by demonic forces and becoming psychotic murderers, it’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind!

We like it because:

Completed in just 20 days and with a modest budget, Deathgasm is a true labor of love and its originality and amazing sense of fun shine through. Unashamedly low-brow, this splat-stick horror comedy is consistently hilarious packed with old-school B-movie gore. Winner of the Total Film Best Gore award at this year’s Film4 FrightFest and with loads of fantastic buzz surrounding it, it is easy to see why audiences are raving about this cult classic in the making.

Hot Quotes:

“With a modest budget and a script this ambitious, it’s been hard as hell. We’ve had to beg, steal, borrow and prostitute our way to completing it. But I have zero regrets and would do it again in a heartbeat. Metal and horror helped me through some dark times in my life, and I wanted to give back to people who might be going through similar dark times.” - Director, Jason Lei Howden

"A laugh-out-loud banquet of blood" - Martyn Conterio, CineVue

"Deathgasm is a consistently hilarious, insanely gory, power chord blast of fun" - Dread Central

"This rock'n'roll slasher will redefine your idea of gore" Sam Ashurst, Dazed

"A cult classic in the making" - Luke Ryan Baldock, The Hollywood News

"Headbangingly and skull shatteringly awesome, enjoyable, and totally bad ass."
- Luke Ryan Baldock, The Hollywood News

"Ferocious, inventive and oh so very gory." - Joel Harley, Starburst Magazine

"A brutal, side-splitting slice of midnight movie mayhem" - SCREAM: THE HORROR MAGAZINE

"A hilarious, high energy, blood-splattered good time!" - Adam Ruhl, Pop Culture Beast

"The party movie of the year" Bloody-Disgusting

Editor's Notes:

BD - Feature Running Time: 86 mins approx • Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 • Region B • 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio • HD Standard 1080p • Colour • English

DVD - Feature Running Time: 83mins approx Feature Aspect R • atio: 2.35:1 • Region 2 • Dolby Digital 5.1 • Colour PAL • English

© Metalheads Ltd 2015. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.



Release date
29th February, 2016
Running time
86 mins
DVD - £12.99 | Blu-ray (exclusive to Zavvi) - £15.99


Jason Lei Howden
  • Milo Cawthorne
  • Kimberley Crossman
  • Delaney Tabron
  • Stephen Ure