Designed to provide a “perfect storm” of gore, guitars, girls and comedy, Deathgasm involves two young heavy metallers who accidentally summon up a demon. Blazing a bloody trail at festivals across the United States, the film was born from the Make My Movie Project. Four hundred pitches for a low budget Kiwi horror movie led to one winner: this tale inspired by the metal and movie-mad youth of digital effects man and director Jason Lei Howden. After debuting at US festival South by Southwest, Deathgasm won keen reviews, and festival slots in Sydney and Aotearoa.
I can see why the horror market is bloated with found-footage movies and single location ghost horror. We have heaps of characters, many different locations and some extreme gore. But I’m glad I stuck to my vision.– Director Jason Lei Howden
MPI Media Group
World premiere 15 March 2015 at South by Southwest Festival (United States).
New Zealand premiere July 2015, NZ International Film Festival
Theme song by Bulletbelt
Soundtrack includes songs by Skull Fist, Emperor, Midnight, Nunslaughter, Axeslasher, Pathology and Lair of the Minotaur