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Aug 052018

Doppelgänger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting Presents:

Heavy Trip


“HEAVY TRIP is a hilarious, loving ode to heavy metal fandom.” — SCREEN ANARCHY

“This Finnish film leans into what’s hilarious about heavy metal and mines it for the purposes of top notch madcap comedy.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

“HEAVY TRIP is an excellent blend of comedy, heavy metal, and young nostalgia that will have viewers laughing and head banging all the way through the credits.” –DREAD CENTRAL

“A good time is had by all.”  – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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. 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.

Courtesy of Doppelganger Releasing

Following its lauded U.S. premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, an equally fiery Norwegian premiere two weeks later at Oslo’s Inferno Metal Festival, 2018 Fantasia Film Festival, and its subsequent rollout to festivals around the world, HEAVY TRIP is expected to have late-night theatrical showings in the U.S.’s top markets on October 5, 2018, and opens nationwide via VOD on October 12, 2018.

Helmed by first-time feature filmmakers Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, HEAVY TRIP is the first title scheduled for release under the new distribution deal between Doppelgänger Releasing—the genre label of Music Box Films—and Bloody Disgusting, the country’s leading horror genre website.

More information on HEAVY TRIP may be found on the Doppelgänger Releasing website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/heavytrip-press

Courtesy of Music Box Films

Heavy Trip 

Doppelgänger Releasing 

 Opens in Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall Beverly Hills): October 5

Opens in Austin (Alamo Drafthouse): October 5

Opens in Chicago (Music Box Theater): October 5

Theater schedule: check Doppelganger Website 

Arrives on VOD: October 12 

Directors/co-screenwriters: Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio; Cast: Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen (Hilska), Max Ovaska, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen, Chike Ohanwe; Running Time: 90 min.; Genre: Comedy; Format: 2.35:1 widescreen; Sound Format: stereo 5.1; Rating: NR; Country: Finland; Language: English, Norwegian and Finnish with English subtitles.


 Posted by on August 5, 2018  Add comments

  2 Responses to “Finnish ‘Heavy Trip’ Travels to VOD Oct. 12”

  1. Awesome! I think that this movie willbe super fantastic or even beyond that and since it is a comedy movie it will also be interesting with some exquisite plot. I think that it will be a bollywood blockbuster.Antman Costume

  2. What a nice post i’ve ever read its classy & i love this rock band, here is my Agents Of Shield Jacket i wore it on the concert of this rock band.

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