The Deathgasm trailer is here, and if you’ve ever considered yourself a “metaller,” then you’re going to love it.
A shorter tease had already made it to the web, but this beauty is a full two minutes in length, and it is so metal it’ll make your head spin, Exorcist-style.
The story centers on some high school outcasts, who get together and form a heavy metal band. While searching for the right sound, they come across long lost music that summons the dead. From there, it’s up to the band to do what metallers do best — make heads explode.
The film, which is set to be released Oct. 2 by Dark Sky Films, has picked up a lot of positive buzz with Bloody-Disgusting calling it “the party movie of 2015.”
“Deathgasm is a wicked low budget film, but it’s clear every single last cent is on screen,” writes BD reviewer Patrick Cooper. “Practical effects are front and center and they look wicked good. The effects crew didn’t reinvent the wheel, but they obviously had a good time bloodying up time honored traditions like gaping eye sockets and seriously wild blood splatter.”
Here’s the full 120 seconds in all its gory glory.
Deathgasm is joining a crowded Halloween season, but it could stand out. Other fright flicks dropping in time for the holiday include The Visit, Cooties, Before I Wake, Knock Knock, The Final Girls, and more.
(Check out the larger upcoming slate at Upcoming Horror Movies.)
Of these, another horror comedy getting rave reviews is The Final Girls, which spoofs films like Friday the 13th and The Burning in telling the story of a girl mourning the death of her mother, a former scream queen, who gets transported into her mother’s famous campfire slasher films to do battle with a masked and maniacal killer.
Horror purists needn’t be alarmed. Both these films appear to get the balance right between laughs and slaughter, though The Final Girls plays it safer with a PG-13 rating.
Clearly, you can’t make a film called Deathgasm anything less than an R.
And one more word on the comedic elements: 1981’s An American Werewolf in London is considered one of the best of the hybrid genre while remaining more disturbing than most of what you see from straight horror.
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[Image via Deathgasm trailer, linked above]