Why more Horror movies don't feature Heavy Metal on their soundtracks, we'll never know. I get that quieter movies need quieter scores and soundtracks, and that's how it should be, but any big, balls-out, loud, rocking, crazy, funny, insanely gory Horror flick (like this) needs Metal. Lots, and lots of Metal.
Thankfully, writer/director Jason Lei Howden gets this, and he made Deathgasm into the perfect melding of the two that fans like us want, and deserve. This movie got the Heavy Metal scene, and more accurately, the kids who tend to populate it, dead on right. How fucking great is that?
Santa Claus in a crowded mall, outcast teen Brodie is sent to live with his bible-thumping Uncle and his family. Being a Heavy Metal kid, Brodie is constantly picked on and singled out by his classmates, especially his dickhead cousin. The poor kid has got a tough life, and all he really wants to do is rock.
|ROCK. JUST LIKE THIS.|
|THEY ALSO REALLY LOVE ICE CREAM.|
Heavy fucking Metal and Demonic mayhem ensues.
|THIS BEING THE AFOREMENTIONED DEMONIC MAYHEM.|
From the D&D bits (especially the dice); to the sex toy massacre; to the way that the demons behaved in that Evil Dead/Dead Alive Deadite-like manner; to the fountains of blood; to the way that Medina went from straight-laced good girl to rocker chick after 10 seconds of listening to Heavy Metal; to great lines like "Metal up your ass, motherfucker!", this movie entertained the living shit out of us.
In all fairness, we grew up listening to Heavy Metal, playing D&D, and rocking long hair and jean jackets like the characters in this movie did, and for those reasons, Deathgasm might have resonated better with us than it will with some people. In fact, that's probably why it did resonate so well with us, but what can you do?
|US, IN 9TH GRADE.|
The cast was solid in this one as well. All of the main players are basically unknowns to us, but they nailed their parts perfectly. Especially Kimberley Crossman. She's special.
|YES, KIMBERLEY, BY SPECIAL WE DO MEAN HOT.|
|HE KIND OF WENT OUT LIKE A BITCH.|
|NOT COOL, BRO!|
|THIS x 100.|
|DELANEY TABRON WAS LOOKING MIGHT FINE AS WELL.|
|ALSO, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HOT CHICK. YOU'LL PAY FOR IT IF YOU DO.|
We loved it, and if you like your Horror served up with a liberal dose of Heavy Metal badassery, then you're probably going to love it too.
Deathgasm is available now on VOD.
Kimberley Crossman, eh?