Gimme Something to Watch: Deathgasm

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This ain’t yo’ grandma’s dildo fight!

There’s no point analyzing and getting all academic about what needn’t be analycized and done gotten all academic-like, so we’ll keep this simple. Deathgasm is a comedy about a New Zealand metal band summoning (then fighting) evil. The plot goes something like this: Guy likes metal. Guy moves in with weird religious family. Guy meets other metal guy, starts band. Band obtains Necronomicon-esque sheet music. Demonic hijinks ensue. Also there’s dildos involved, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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An enthusiastic pastiche of movies like Shaun of the Dead, Evil Dead and Dead Alive (a hat trick of movies with “dead” in the title), Deathgasm contains 100% more corpse paint, a targeted soundtrack and an homage to Immortal’s, uh… immortality. And don’t forget about the dildos, which we’ll get to shortly.

While it’s not the most original movie ever made, there’s a lot to like about Deathgasm that makes it worth checking out. The standard tropes of the nerdy D&D-playing friend, the secret crush blonde girl and the “school sucks, metal was my escape” scenes are all here, but the writers/filmmakers have clearly created this out of love for the genre. A brief record store scene in particular perfectly captures the palpable condescension between the serious underground fan and the mainstream fan as they slyly show off their current listening habits. Don’t lie: at some point this exact scene has happened to you.

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“Gah.” “Whoah.”

After their band is formed, they take the next logical step and do what every new metal band must do, as inevitable as the ebb and flow of the tides and the rising and setting of the sun: head out into the woods with a video camera and make a shitty video. Again, don’t lie: at some point you probably thought about recreating Call of the Wintermoon, too. We’re all friends here, it’s okay you can admit it. Later on, after realizing they’ve severely fucked up with the whole demonic music thing, they listen to Inno A Satana in the car, which, hey, I’d probably want to revisit too if I was responsible for mass chaos.

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That makeup is waaay too clean; suspension of disbelief broken

The latter third of the movie ramps up the Edgar Wright/Sam Raimi influence as the characters fight their way through [redacted for spoilers] with some inventive kills and use of improvised weapons, including (but not limited to) a giant dildo or two. And we’ve arrived at the entire point of the article here:

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Deathgasm indeed

There are plenty of movies out there about “we’re gonna be young forever lol” baby boomer bands and “my dad was a rock star but he was never there for me lol” dramas, but the next time you’re in the mood for a movie about a metal band who doesn’t play very well, makes Immortal video ripoffs and slaps demons around with dildos, look no further than Deathgasm.

3.5 out of 5 Toilets Ov Hell

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(header via; images taken from DVD release)

  • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

    now i just wanna play some DnD 5.0.

    • ROLL FOR INITIATIVE

      • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

        initiative >>>>>>

        have you played Divinity: Original Sin, Link?

        • Nope! It is good?

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            very. turn-based highfantasy rpg. good story. you would really enjoy. pc & console

          • I was checking. Too new :/

            I think the only PC RPG I can run on my PC is Baldur’s Gate 1. I tried with that, and love the atmosphere, but the gameplay is kinda boring to me.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            Divinity is p much a Baldurs Gate clone.

            a very good one.

          • Spear

            The new Torment game looks awesome, too.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            yes it does

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            I’d say Pillars of Eternity is more BG than divinity

      • Boss the Ross

        Nat 20

        • KILL WITH POWER

          • Boss the Ross

            DIE DIE!
            13 damage from my greatsword

          • HAVE ONE INSPIRATION POINT

          • Boss the Ross

            Yessssssssssss.
            I’m using this next time I play, i dont care what the other players say. “Don’t tell me i cant use it! The High Elf, Link Leonhart I gave me this inspiration!”

          • Trust me, I’m a Dungeon Master.

          • Boss the Ross

            Same here.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            i dont like DMing. i wanna be in that shit with my FUCKING SWORD HELD HIGH

          • Boss the Ross

            Well someone had to do it for our group and I had some ideas for a story.
            I really like storytelling and playing all the different nonplayer characters.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            i could DM but the one we have is brilliant (in case hes trolling me).

          • Boss the Ross

            Nice.

          • Count_Breznak

            Was it “rocks fall, everyone dies” ?

          • Boss the Ross

            HAHA! I’ll have to try that next time.

          • Alvin Redcostner

            somehow absolutely maybe haha

            http://spotlokal.com

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            Your group is lucky. No one in my group really wants to, but everyone’s kinda willing cause someone has to, but not enough that it’s really engrossing for everyone, so we just don’t play

          • Boss the Ross

            I’m not saying I’m the best, far from it.
            That blows man.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            [hilarious magic missile reference]

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I like this movie. I also like Almost Famous.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      Are you implying that Almost Famous isn’t a movie?

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        Misread your comment lol, never mind.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s my favorite music movie.

        • Waynecro

          Have you seen Still Crazy? Wikipedia describes it as “a 1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named ‘Strange Fruit,’ who, after being split up for two decades, are persuaded to get back together to perform at a reunion of the same concert venue where they played their last gig. The film focuses on the personal lives of the band members and those closest to them, and their individual experiences with approaching middle-age and the success that eluded them.” I was drunk when I saw it, but I seem to remember enjoying it a lot.

      • more beer

        You can call it a movie. I call it a horrible movie.

  • Boss the Ross

    The way you describe it kinda reminds me of Knights of Badassdom.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I don’t think it panders quite as hard as KOB. I couldn’t sit through that one, too much geek/stoner/bro comedy.

      • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

        but geek == stoner == bro

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I think they found a way.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            thats a Trifuckta.

          • Boss the Ross

            They really did.

      • Boss the Ross

        I meant more along the story line of group of friends summoning evil, have to finish it off, etc. Kinda like Tod and the Book of Pure Evil.

        I’ll have to check this one out, I dont know if i can convince my wife to watch something called Deathgasm, so this’ll be an early Saturday morning watch.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Yeah it’s very much along the same lines, but I found this a little more tolerable. I hated T&TBOPE. First episode’s all like “woohoo black metal & shit,” and everything after that was all like “omg high school dating drama lol.” Bailed immediately.

          • Boss the Ross

            Right on.
            I was hanging around to see if it would pick up, but netflix yanked it after a few episodes in.

  • Spear

    This sounds stupid in the best way.

  • This movie is so much fun.

    My wife and I saw it in December and we were laughing out loud with the Braindead-esque gory scenes.

  • Hmm… Think I’ll just keep on with my Bobs Burger marathon.

    On the New Zealand note though, some nasty blackened metal comes out of that country. Diocletian, Witchrist, Vassafor, Heresiarch, Vesicant, Aphelon, and Blood of the Moon come to mind.

    • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

      diocletian >>>>>

      also, anything H jon benjamin >>>>>>>

      • he was amazing in Master of None. … Master of None is amazing.

        • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

          his voice just instantly makes me recall 1 trillion Archer moments.

          including the Archer episode which plays on Bobs Burgers

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD
          • Óðinn

            The difference is that Archer is actually good.

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            well, i wont deny that archer >>>>>>>> bobs burgers. thats why were on season 7 of archer.

            bobs burgers has its moments tho

          • Óðinn

            Personal preference I guess. I’m not a fan of Bob’s Burgers personally. Must be great for Jon Benjamin who does the voices for both Archer and Bob though.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Sure, on the first two episodes. Past that, it’s been shit in a handbag.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Frisky Dingo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Archer

            Archer’s good, but it’s had a whole lot of misses, whereas FD was nothing but hits.

          • Pentagram Sam

            Anyone remember Dr Katz? That show ruled and exposed me to so many stand up comics. When I hear his voice it still trips me out and I almost always expect squigglevision. Had no idea Bob’s Burgers was related. I dumbassedly thought it was another Family Guy spinoff

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            yes. another cult classic

          • Óðinn
          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            GAH, I hated that show! And the animation looks like someone was having a stroke when they were drawing it.

          • Pentagram Sam

            Hahah, yea it’s its own thing. Fast fact that makes this metal related. Dethklok dude Brenden Small used to do a series called Home Movies that used Squigglevision / Strokevision. METAL, IT’S ALL AROUND US AND STUFF.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Gah, I remember that one too, and hated it! I guess Squigglevision isn’t for me. Same with that cell animation in A Scanner Darkly.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Diocletian breaking up <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

        • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

          christians existing <<<<<<<<<<<

          • Leave Molenaar alone

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            v good

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            also Vargs real name, ironically.

  • Waynecro

    I don’t care much for movies, but I do want to see this. Thanks for the great review!

    • I think you will enjoy it!

      • Waynecro

        I guess it gets the Link seal of approval:

        • Link made a seal of approval in the early days of the toilet (saved cause i’m weird)

          • Boss the Ross

            Aaaaaaaand, i saved it.

          • You can’t just bootleg those Link stickers! Artificially inflating the market in this bitch.

          • Boss the Ross

            I do not have the authority to, nor will i ever, present this seal of approval to any living creature. It is for my own viewing, none others. I promise that.

          • Dubs

            That’s what caused the Pepe Market Crash of 2015.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That will happen to the fish memes as well if you post them too often. Too many of them will destroy the market for them.

          • Pentagram Sam

            Hahhaha back in the lurking days this would get me all up and loling errytime

          • ¡Jajajaja!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Fun review! I liked this one a lot myself, though part of me still wishes for a film like this that isn’t just wish fulfilment, one that, like Braindead, has more of a heart, real emotional/psychological stakes, instead of wiffle about the end of the world.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I hear ya. It feels like there’s a lot of prepackaged ‘metal culture’ shows/movies out there that work off the same checklist:

      • main character wears the corpse’s paint at least once
      • show Cannibal Corpse and/or Obituary sticker, shirt or poster
      • lots of D&D and comics references, they love that shit
      • fat idiot stoner friend, loves the pot
      • will they/won’t they with hot normal blonde
      • beaten up by jock older brother
      • drives shitbox car covered in stickers

      • No bazinga _
        Bazinga ✓

        • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

          Will they/wont they with hot blonde?
          [x] Always does.
          [ ] Never does.

          • brunettes are hotter anyways

          • ULTRA RARE BLACKBEARD

            i agree.

            . . .

            but dont limit yourself

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Jimmy plz! I like all colors of hair!

          • Ron Swanson approves this message.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            There’s not many cases that make me agree with that. There’s one person I know who’s a brunette and she’s really pretty. There’s another one who I work with who is incredibly pretty.

        • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

          Never knew you were a Big Bang Theory fan.

      • sweetooth0

        Agree. I will say that Deathgasm has slightly more cred given the bands/music it was showcasing. At least the guy who made it clearly listens to underground metal. The gore was pretty good and mostly practical too which is a big plus for me.

      • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

        The cliches aren’t all bad, I get that in these things a bit of mass market, more cheesy stuff is important to reach a wider audience, and it can be quite charming. But I think they can be done with a bit more nuance and insight.

      • Óðinn
  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    This film looks like it would appeal to my interests.

    • Capra Hircus Hubertus

      giant dildo’s?

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Nailed it.

  • Capra Hircus Hubertus

    I have not seen this film, but that banner photo is perfect in every way. A grand achievement in cinematic history.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      ICY FRVSTBITTEN CREAM

      • Does his backpack say “Meatallica” on it?

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Yes, because lawyers

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Searchiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin’, cease and desist!

      • more beer

        Great recommendation.Thanks..

  • Óðinn

    Thanks, Cybernetic Organism. I’ll check this out.

    I recently watched Top of the Lake, which is set in New Zealand. I doubt anybody else in the Toilet would like it though.

  • Pentagram Sam

    Nice review dude! This one’s been on the radar but you had me at big black demonic dildo fights . 😉

  • more beer

    You can watch this here, for free.http://123movies.to/film/deathgasm-5698/

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I need a drink.

  • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

    Definitely looks right up my alley! Might have to check this out this weekend.

    • more beer

      It’s pretty fucking good. I put a link down below where you can watch it.

      • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

        Not seeing the link. Can you post it in reply to this?

        • more beer
          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Thanks! Lol, seeing if I can find the full movie of this masterpiece:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYD5japaxsg

          • more beer

            Dude that site fucking rules. They have shit on there that is still in the theaters.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            Definitely one of the few go-to sites that I have (the others being Raw Story, Fark, TOH of course, Foodbeast, Blabbermouth and TMZ)

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I occasionally check in with Blabbermouth from time to time just to see if they’re still running articles about Steven Adler, Nikki Sixx, UFO, Udo Dirkschneider, etc. It’s the internet’s #1 dad rock destination.

          • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

            And, as expected, they’re still juicing the husk of the Phil Anselmo scandal.

        • more beer

          It’s down there.

  • Lacertilian

    NZ + Metal = I’m down!
    Also, demonic hijinks>>>>>

  • Kanye’s Booty Finger Sundae

    In other news, new Metal Church!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFD9t3dvvPc

  • Eliza

    This movie sounds … unique.

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