Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden

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“It’s best to think of Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm as the spiritual kin of Brendon Small’s great Adult Swim seriesMetalocalypse. They’re both gleefully over-the-top odes to all things metal—from the music to its ethos and iconography. Metalocalypse ran from 2006 to 2012 before capping off with a one-hour rock opera in 2013 and focused on the graphically violent and willfully stupid antics of the fictitious, incalculably popular death metal band Dethklok. Deathgasm’s metalhead protagonist Brodie (Milo Cawthorne), on the other hand, represents the opposite side of the heavy metal coin: He’s just a music-loving teenage outsider trying to make it through the demon apocalypse he’s unwittingly unleashed upon New Zealand. Oops.” (Via Movie Mezzanine.)

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