Death Metal, A Gorefest Quickie

Death Metal Short Details DecayMag.com Chris McInroy Death Metal

Director: Chris McInroy

Writer: Chris McInroy

First Release Date:

• 27 July 2016 (Canada)

• September 2017 (PUFF Film Festival)

Release Format: Film Festivals

MPAA Rating: N/A

Genre: Short/Comedy/Horror

Running Time: 5 Min

Synopsis:

A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.

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1. Overview:

Great line-up for PUFF Film Festival this year. Imagine somebody asks you to listen to a music for 5 minutes. Even if you’re busy, you always find time to listen to it. It’s only five (5) minutes. Even if its metal and you rarely like it… You give it a chance, right? Well… it’s the same with Death Metal written and directed by Chris McInroy but this time around you don’t have to worry about the time or the music because it’s well-paced, it’s so much fun and IT’S SUPER GORY. So… Are You In?

The story revolves around a metalhead that tries to entertain and share his work of music in a park but the people that are there are just trying to be in a peaceful place and they aren’t that interested. At all. He then goes to his father who tells him about a satanic guitar that his grandfather had that could help him at the park. Unfortunately, he didn’t hear his father until the end when he insists that there are rules for him to play the guitar and how the guitar is special… well, a special weapon.

2. Pros & Cons:

Death Metal delivers great death scenes and amazing practical effects. This must be the best thing about this flick… I was shocked that McInroy went THAT far with the blood. We rarely see violence with kids on screen and I wasn’t expecting that reveal near the end. I won’t say I loved it, but it had guts and I always praise the graphic scenes when justified and since it was a moment of pure comedy I laughed so, it worked!

The cinematography felt flat during the scenes in the park, it was like I was watching a commercial so that was distracting, but there were some amazing shots in it and great camera movements. Other than that the performances were funny and engaging from everyone involved and there were great expressions on the secondary actors I enjoyed, mostly when the blood starts pouring out.

3. In Conclusion:

The writer & director of Death Metal is now working on his first feature that mixes comedy with werewolves… I’m in! Death Metal should not be taken seriously and Chris McInroy went far-fetched with the blood and the practical effects but it was the cherry on top of the cake as we say, the climax we needed and the true comic relief of the film. It is a well-paced, fun and gory short. If you’re into it, check it out, it’s worth a look!

Click for information on rating metric: 0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40 Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive

 

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Cinematography
60 %
Performances
80 %
Originality / Redefining
70 %
Plot
60 %
Practical Effects
90 %
Scare Factor
5 %
Score
60 %
Special Effects
50 %
Viewing Experience
70 %
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Filmmaker and aspiring director. David was born in France and lived most of his life in Portugal. He has a Licence in Cinema, a professional degree in Directing Films and he took some workshops about Filmmaking and Dubbing Animation. He loves photography and Lomography, music and cinema. In 2007 he directed and starred in the low-budget short-film “Sweet Madness”, two years later he wrote, directed and composed for “the continuous noise” (“o ruido contínuo”). He wrote, produced & directed his first horror short-film “Girls Night”.

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