Death Metal is the practical effects driven horror-comedy short film about a metalhead who inherits a Satanic guitar that riffs to shreds. It premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2016 and went on to play 100+ film festivals including Sitges and Fantastic Fest.

We had the opportunity to catch this short ahead of a screening at the recently passed Overlook Film Festival, and were in stitches the entire time. It was a definite crowd-pleaser at the festival; audiences especially reacted to some of the extra… visceral effects of the film. Non festival-going audiences can finally catch this hilarious Horror short, which has finally landed online.


Watch the mildly upsetting, but entirely hilarious Death Metal, above!

Death Metal is written and directed by Chris McInroy (Bad Guy #2). The short film is produced by Berndt Mader, Ben Steinbauer, Veronica Leon, Denny Phillips and Kris Phipps. Special effects were done by Eric Zapata, who was on 2 seasons of Face Off. McInroy’s newest short film, We Summoned A Demon, just started making the rounds at film festivals and his next project is writing and directing a segment for the upcoming horror anthology, Scare Package.

Starring Kirk Johnson, Michael Dalmon, Will Elliott. For more updates on Death Metal and from writer/director Chris McInroy, follow the Death Metal Facebook page!

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