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Horror Highlights: Heavy Trip Coming to Amazon Prime, Drunken Devil’s Bloody Gras: Black Magic 2019, 1St Summoning Trailer

The rowdy Heavy Trip is coming to Amazon Prime on February 28th. Also in today's Highlights: details on the third annual Bloody Gras and the trailer for 1st Summoning.

Heavy Trip Coming to Amazon Prime: "The raucous and rollicking Finnish comedy Heavy Trip, about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that blasts its way out of the quiet countryside for a big debut gig in Norway, will begin streaming on Amazon Prime at the end of February 2019.

In Heavy Trip, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. But that’s all about to change when the guys meet the promoter of a huge heavy metal music festival in Norway
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Heavy Trip Shreds on DVD This November from Doppelganger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting

After 12 years of not playing any shows, metal band Impaled Rektum hit the road to play their first big hit, but saying things don't go exactly as planned is an understatement. From Doppelganger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting comes Heavy Trip, which is set to be released on DVD on November 13th. For those that don't want to wait until November, Heavy Trip is now available on VOD. If you'd like to learn more, don't forget to check out our exclusive clips and Heather's 4/5 review for the movie we'd highly recommend Daily Dead readers check out.

"In "Heavy Trip" Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. But that’s all
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Exclusive Clips from Heavy Trip, Heading to Theaters on October 5th and VOD on October 12th

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I had been excited to check out Heavy Trip since Heather Wixson gave it a four-star review at Cinepocalypse, and having just seen it myself, I can say for certain that it will warm your heavy metal hearts and is well worth your time. Ahead of the movie's release to Us theaters later this week, we've been provided with exclusive photos and clips for Daily Dead readers to enjoy!

"In Heavy Trip, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. But that’s all about to change when the guys meet the promoter of a huge heavy metal music festival in Norway and decide it’s now or never. Hitting
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Us Trailer for Metal Band, Road Trip Comedy 'Heavy Trip' from Finland

"Guys, we're gonna play a festival!" Doppelgänger Releasing has debuted an official trailer for an "offbeat comedy" from Finland titled Heavy Trip, about a heavy metal rock band that goes on a wild road trip to Norway. Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. They land a festival in Norway, and decide it's now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality. Starring Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen (Hilska), Torstein Bjørklund, and Antti Heikkinen. Well what do you know, this actually looks very funny, the perfect way to make fun of this heavy metal band. Rock on. Here's the official Us
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Heavy Trip Coming to Theaters and VOD in the Us on October 5th

We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to see Heavy Trip since Heather Wixson gave it a four-star review at Cinepocalypse, and it looks like we won't have to wait long, as the film will be released in select theaters and VOD this October in the Us:

Press Release: Chicago, Il – The raucous and rollicking Finnish comedy Heavy Trip, about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that blasts its way out of the quiet countryside for a big debut gig in Norway, will open in top markets across the U.S. in conjunction with a nationwide VOD debut this October.

In Heavy Trip, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig.
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LevelK’s SXSW Player ‘Heavy Trip,’ ‘Word of God’ Set for U.S. Distribution (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Music Box Films’s genre label Doppelgänger Releasing and Germany’s Ascot Elite have acquired U.S. and German distribution rights, respectively, to Finnish back metal comedy “Heavy Trip” from LevelK.

The film, which had its world premiere at SXSW, follows Turo, a musician from a small village in Northern Finland who takes his undiscovered heavy metal band on an eventful road trip to play at Norway’s biggest heavy metal music festival. The band went on to become the famed Finnish group Impaled Rektum. The movie stars Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen and Ville Tiihonen.

“We’ve been on the hunt for something a little different for Doppelgänger Releasing,” said Lisa Holmes of Music Box Films/Doppelgänger Releasing. “’Heavy Trip’ is such a fun combination of humor, heart and of course, heavy metal that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring this to American audiences.”

Ascot Elite Entertainment CEO
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LevelK acquires Finnish SXSW title 'Heavy Trip' (exclusive)

LevelK acquires Finnish SXSW title 'Heavy Trip' (exclusive)
They will host market screenings for Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio’s film in Cannes.

LevelK has acquired world sales rights to Finnish comedy Heavy Trip after its successful launch at SXSW.

LevelK will host market screenings in Cannes for the film, which is directed by Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio.

Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho produced for Making Movies on a budget of $3.8m (€3.1m), financed by the Finnish Film Foundation, Yle & Film Camp.

Scanbox Entertainment released the film locally on March 9.

The cast includes Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen & Ville Tiihonen.

The story is about an unknown heavy metal
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‘Heavy Trip’ Producer & Cast Map Out Music Fronted Comedy Film

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‘Heavy Trip’ Producer & Cast Map Out Music Fronted Comedy Film
Heavy Trip, the story of big dreamers from a small town, had its world premiere last month at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. In the film, Turo, with his band Impaled Rektum, steal a van, a corpse and a coffin from the local cemetery, a new drummer from the local mental hospital and flee to Norway. As they are escaping Finnish police, they have to face the Norwegian Army in order to get to play their first real gig.

“Two directors from very high up in the North came to us explaining that they had the best comedy ever on an idea basis,” said producer Kai Nordberg during his stop at Deadline’s SXSW studio. The two director he’s referring are Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio, both of whom co-wrote the script with Aleksi Puranen and Jari Olavi Rantala. “After developing the script for four years with them
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'Concrete Night', 'They Have Escaped' win in Helsinki

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'Concrete Night', 'They Have Escaped' win in Helsinki
Pirjo Honkasolo’s Concrete Night and J-p Valkeapään’s They Have Escaped were among the winners at the Finnish Film Week (Sept 18-24) in Helsinki.

Honkasolo’s drama - Finland’s Best Foreign Language Film submission at the last Oscars - won awards for art director Pentti Valkeasuo and the team of gaffer Jani Lehtinen, camera operator Nea Salmisen, key grip/second unit cameraman Arttu Peltomaan and colour editor Jussi Myllyniemen.

Helsinki-Filmi’s Aleksi Bardy was named Producer of the Year for They Have Escaped, for which J-p Valkeapään was named Director of the Year.

Bardy, Valkeapään and screenwriter Pilvi Peltola have also been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize which will be announced during a session of the Nordic Council in Reykjavik on Oct 27.

Professional associations also recognised the achievements of screenwriter Petja Peltomaa, head of drama at Yellow Film & TV, and Iikka Vehkalahti, documentary filmmaker and Yle commissioning editor.

Actors to receive
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