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 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.
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.
Amazon Prime debut: February 28, 2019
Doppelgänger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting
Available now on VOD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant, Vudu, YouTube)
Available now on DVD with bonus features
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.