Monday 18 January 2016

DEATHGASM censored by US Walmart stores

I recently posted about this on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, but for those who might have missed it. It seems that the prudish folk who run Walmart stores in the US have taken exception to the Heavy Metal horror comedy DEATHGASM and forced the distributors to re-title it as "Heavy Metal Apocalypse" and use differant artwork for the DVD sleeve before they would agree to sell it, as they objected to the use of satanic imagery (strangely, no objection to the pictures of the main characters brandishing guns, which in reality are far more dangerous than Pentagrams).

All other stores in the US, and in all other countries, the film is being released under its original title DEATHGASM with its original artwork, Pentagrams and all. Including the UK, where it comes to disc in February.


Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it.

But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. With their classmates and family possessed by demonic forces and becoming psychotic murderers, it’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their friends to stop a force of pure evil from devouring all of mankind!

A hilarious and outrageous blood soaked adventure, Deathgasm is a perfect crossover for horror film and heavy metal music fans. Featuring an amazing original soundtrack of fist-banging metal and practical effects by Main Reactor (Evil Dead remake), this brutal and bad-ass debut from Jason Lei Howden will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it!

I saw this one at the Mayhem festival in Notts back in October, and it went down a storm.

The DVD is available to pre-order now from Amazon and all good retailers. There is a BD release, though this is exclusive to Zavvi stores only.

Pre-order the UK DVD from

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