Late Shows


Year 2015
Runtime 90 mins

New Zealand writer/director Jason Lei Howden packs whole lot of metal, buckets of gore, and a healthy dose of comedy into one hell of a bloody good time, in his outrageous feature debut, DEATHGASM.

This 2015 SXSW Midnight favourite unites teenage new kid in town, Brodie (Milo Cawthorne), together with resident bad boy Zaak (James Blake) in conservative, small town New Zealand. Bonding over a shared love of metal, the duo unwittingly conjure up a maelstrom of satanic forces after they form a heavy metal band with a group of their fellow misfits.

Things turn increasingly sinister when they get their hands on an unrecorded song from their musical idol - and they soon learn why the song was never recorded as the level of mayhem that ensues is definitely turned up ‘to eleven’. With plenty of hilariously over-the-top horror and a true reverence for the music, DEATHGASM is the year’s bloodiest good time – and one Hell of a party.  


New Zealand
SXSW Film Festival 2015, Seattle International Film Festival 2015, Fantasia Film Festival 2015, New Zealand Film Festival 2015
Jason Lei Howden
Executive Producer
Hamza Ali, Ant Thompson
Andrew Beattie, Robyn Grace, Sarah Howden, Craig Jackson, Tim Riley, Morgan Leigh Stewart
Jason Lei Howden
Simon Raby
Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberly Crossman