In February, we shared the trailer to an insane-looking Finnish extreme-metal movie called Heavy Trip, featuring all kinds of horns-throwing hijinks. Now, we're happy to report that you'll be able to watch said film later this year. Doppelgänger Releasing (the genre label of arthouse distributor Music Box Films) has teamed up with horror website Bloody Disgusting to release Heavy Trip, with a limited theatrical run and a home entertainment release planned for late 2018. Doppelgänger will also screen the movie at the upcoming Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre in June.
Heavy Trip follows 25-year-old Turo and his band Impaled Rektum, who get their first chance in 12 years to leave the basement and play at Norway's biggest metal festival. So they do what anyone would do: steal a van, a corpse, a coffin and a drummer from the local mental hospital and hit the road.
"We've admired Bloody Disgusting's ability to create and grow the most actively engaged online horror communities out there, and we're looking forward to working with them on identifying and releasing exciting new content that pushes the boundaries of genre filmmaking," said Lisa Holmes, Director of Sales at Music Box Films/ Doppelgänger Releasing. "Heavy Trip has a perfect combination of humor, heart and heavy metal, and we're excited to work with Bloody Disgusting to bring it to American audiences."
"Heavy Trip is destined for cult classic status and we know horror and music fans will unite in celebration of this heartwarming, but totally metal comedy," said Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting. "We're extremely proud of our Chicago roots and working with the prestigious Music Box is a dream come true. This is just the opening act!"