Before we begin I would Like to explain that when I was growing up I was a bit of a metal head. As you can imagine for me this was one of those films that I will admit going into I was slightly biased towards as it had the opportunity to show that not all metal fans are the outcast, headbanging fools portrayed in so many other films. I could not have been more wrong. So please bear with me on this as I found it to be such a disappointment on that front. I am fully aware that this is meant as a horror comedy but the jokes are old and incredibly cliche. I had such high hopes for this film but it fell at too many hurdles for me to enjoy. At times I even found it to be slightly insulting. I am sure that this film is right for some people out there but I am afraid it was not for me.
So what’s it all about then? This is the story of a young outcast called Brodie played by Milo Cawthorne (Power Rangers RPM, Blood Punch) whose life is miserable until he meets a like minded metal fan called Zakk who is portrayed by James Blake ( A young actor who was a body double for Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey). The duo form a metal band and find a mysterious sheet of music that when played is said to grant ultimate power upon whom so ever plays it. When they play it though it unleashes a demon called Aeloth The Blind One who will tear the very fabric of existence asunder. Along with his release a wave of insanity sweeps across their family and friends as they are overcome with murderous rage to the point that they even remove their own eyes. The two friends must team up with the few friends that have retained what little sanity they had and stop Aeloth’s plans and save the world.
The costume design in this film is very impressive with the smallest details being given the utmost attention. I must also complement it on the soundtrack that they used which includes tracks by Elm Street, Beastwars and Goatesque.
I don’t like to repeat myself but as I said before this film was not for me but I am sure that there people who would enjoy it.