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 the road in a stolen van with a corpse, a coffin, and a new drummer from a local mental hospital in tow, Impaled Rektum travels across Scandinavia to make their dreams a reality."
Directed and written by Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio, Heavy Trip stars Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen (Hilska), Max Ovaska, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen, and Chike Ohanwe.
Heavy Trip begins its theatrical release on October 5th and will hit VOD services on October 12. For a list of theaters and screening dates, visit the official Doppelganger Website.
Trailer via JoBlo: