Make My Movie

NZFC / NZ On Air / present... the MAKE MY MOVIE project. Our proud history of profound, progressive & potty thinking: Splittng the Atom / Women Getting the Vote / the Zorb and now we have another world first: the MAKE MY MOVIE project

Project details

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A splatter horror/black comedy about two heavy metal-thrashing losers who have to find their inner strength to stop a malevolent force which they inadvertently unleashed.

A “Retinae Productions” FILM
WRITTEN BY Jason Lei Howden

Bruce (introverted, well-intentioned) and Denny (domineering, a pathological liar) are two average teenage boys, if your definition of “average” involves blasting ear shattering Death Metal, setting fire to things and avoiding personal hygiene products.

Tired of getting rejected by girls and being bullied mercilessly, they set about trying to utilize black magic to reverse their fortunes. They approach the task in their usual half-assed fashion: by searching for backwards messages on Slayer albums, getting witchcraft books out from the school library, and messing with an Ouija board.

But when they stumble upon an ancient page of sheet music and attempt to play it in their garage band, they unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. Their classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, causing them to tear out their own eyes and become psychotic murderers.

After chopping, bludgeoning and decapitating hordes of possessed townspeople they must prove they aren’t just long haired losers and stop a force of pure evil from devouring all existence.

DEATHGASM will be a throwback to the low-budget splatter films of the 80s, which achieved entertaining and hilarious special effects on micro budgets. It will combine socially awkward humour with gut-wrenching lo-fi practical gore effects, while revitalising the long-stagnant Heavy Metal horror genre with a brutal soundtrack including some amazing Metal and Hard Rock tracks. We will make sure that DEATHGASM has an OST that will be the bane of noise control officers the world over.

With some of the most inventive and shocking gore ever captured, DEATHGASM will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it.