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118 minutes

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Terror-Fi 2023: Megalomaniac

NZ Premiere, Festivals: Fantasia 2022, Sitges 2022

The most controversial film we’ve ever played. MEGALOMANIAC is film that many would be afraid to make these days. Uncomfortable yet riveting, the film plays on the themes of Nature vs. Nurture and the passing down of family genes. If Terror-Fi handed out a Best Actor award, Eline Schumacher would win it hands down.

Martha and Félix are the children of the Butcher of Mons, a notorious Belgian serial killer from the 1990s. Unstable and riddled with insecurities, Martha lives vicariously through social media. Her brother, crushed by the family legacy, takes over their father’s killings. Harassed and violently assaulted at work, the docile Martha falls into madness and goes through the looking glass into the strange and terrifying world inhabited by her brother.

“Megalomaniac is top-tier European arthouse feel-bad horror cinema that, paired with stunning cinematography, will thrill extreme horror fans.” – Mary Beth McAndrews, Dread Central

“Megalomaniac is a step towards making horror more visually disturbing again and its defiant grimness a reminder that happy endings are not always the most satisfying ones.” – Chris Ward, Flickering Myth

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