This short movie about a Satanic guitar is gory as hell and we love it

Death metal movie

Do you know what we love? Over the top gore and blood splatters. We also love heavy metal and a bit of occutlism, so the short movie Death Metal (opens in new tab) was always going to be right up our darkened alley.

Described by filmmaker Chris McInroy (opens in new tab) as "a practical effects driven horror comedy about a metalhead who inherits a Satanic guitar that riffs to shreds," we knew we had to give Death Metal a watch... and it's the most claret we've seen spilled in five minutes since the last time Watain came to town.

A busking metalhead struggling to make any money gets his hands a Satanic guitar, but before listening to the rules laid down by Beelzebub himself, he's run off to the park to try and win over passers by. Bad move. In a matter of seconds the guitar turns on him and anyone nearby – even the children! 

It's totally NSFW and probably shouldn't be watched if you're eating. 

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.