Designed to provide viewers with a “perfect storm” of gore, guitars, girls and comedy, Deathgasm is the tale of a two young heavy metallers who accidentally summon up a demon. Blazing a bloody trail at festivals across the US, the film was born from the Make My Movie Project. Four hundred pitches for a low budget Kiwi horror movie led ultimately to one winner, a tale inspired by the metal and movie-mad youth of digital effects man turned director Jason Lei Howden. After debuting at US festival SXSW, Deathgasm won enthusiastic reviews and festival slots in Sydney and NZ.
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