When it comes to melding together the worlds of metal music and horror films you would be hard-pressed to find a project that did it any better than 2015’s DEATHGASM. I can’t believe it’s been eight years since that masterpiece was released. Love that film.
So, today’s email brought some great news – a sequel is finally gearing up – it’s titled Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon and they’ve just launched a Kickstarter that I’m thinking you’re gonna want to know about – here’s what the press release explains. Pay attention!
The world of heavy metal and horror is soon to get louder, bloodier, and more frenzied as the highly anticipated crowd-funding campaign for Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon officially kicks off this Monday, Sept 25, 2023, via Kickstarter. Following the tremendous success of the cult-classic Deathgasm, fans can now play an active role in bringing the sequel to life and unleashing a new wave of head-banging chaos to the world.
Director Jason Lei Howden [Deathgasm, Guns Akimbo], known for his knack for blending horror and humour seamlessly, is back at the helm to ensure the sequel delivers a relentless onslaught of gore, laughter, and demonic mayhem.
The film will be produced in New Zealand as a joint effort by Nick Garrett of Fish.Ent and Grant Bradley of Aristos Films, with L.A.-based director BJ McDonnell [Hatchet 3, Foo Fighter’s Studio 666] attached as Executive Producer. Toronto-based genre film specialist Raven Banner is on board to handle world sales and oversee production of the physical goods for the crowdfunding campaign.
“We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm and love people have shown for Deathgasm,” said Jason, “For years I’ve been asked if a sequel was in the works, and I can honestly say that fans can expect an even more intense, hilarious, and fucked-up experience with Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon.”
“We need to get our fans the batshit-insane film they deserve ASAP, and we won’t achieve that through the usual funding pathways,” added producer Nick Garrett. “This campaign is an opportunity for devotees to not only be a part of the Deathgasm legacy but to also contribute to the creation of a film that promises to push the boundaries of horror-comedy.”
The Kickstarter campaign offers a range of exclusive rewards, from limited-edition merchandise to actual film props & wardrobe and even the chance to be featured as a gore-soaked extra in the film itself.
A teaser poster for the sequel has been created by legendary poster artist Matt Ryan Tobin (https://www.worksofmattryan.com), the artwork for which will be used as an exclusive Blu-ray slipcover only for Kickstarter supporters.
“The sequel promises to not only satisfy the cravings of die-hard fans of the original film, like myself, but it will also rip out the hearts of a new wave of viewers,” said Exec Producer B.J. McDonnell. “You can also anticipate a soundtrack that will rock harder than ever, a hallmark of the Deathgasm franchise.”
For more information and to register for the pre-launch, please visit the Kickstarter page:
Okay – now that you’ve got all signed up for the Kickstarter – here’s the official synopsis for the upcoming gorefest.
The metalhead splatter insanity returns in the sequel to 2015’s comedy horror hit, DEATHGASM. After thwarting a demon apocalypse (which he helped to create) Brodie is mourning the death of his best friend – the charmingly psychopathic Zakk. Unemployed and without ambition, his girlfriend Medina breaks up with him, sending him further into despair.
Determined to get Medina back and find some self-worth, Brodie decides to reform his heavy metal band DEATHGASM in order to win the upcoming ‘Metal Quest’, a battle-of-the-bands which will be attended by record company executives. But the auditions for new bandmates to replace the deceased Zakk and Dion go badly. To make matters worse, Medina has started dating the lead singer of a local Emo-Core band who are tipped to win.
Brodie hesitantly decides to once again use black magic, and with the help of the now one-armed drummer Giles, they attempt to raise their dead band members from the grave. After a few terrifying failures, they finally succeed. But Undead Zakk is unpredictable & reckless, and able to detach body parts at will. Brodie also struggles to keep Zakk and Dion focused as their hunger for eating the intestines of live humans grows.
They start playing a few clubs but Dion cannot come to terms with being undead and struggles to control his Zombie urges. Zakk’s constant hassling of Dion’s ‘nerdiness’ finally pushes him over the edge. Dion gets loose and steals the resurrection spell that caused so much havoc in the first film.
Heading to the cemetery, Dion begins raising the dead and dressing them in period costumes to create his own personal army. He crowns himself King of the Dead.
As Dion’s undead army starts to overrun the town in a gory murder spree, Brodie and Undead Zakk must once again hack and slash their way through the forces of evil. They must stop the horde before it reaches ‘Metal Quest’ and destroys their plans of getting signed to a record label, and Brodie’s chances of winning back the love of his life – Medina.
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