Team

Director: Karim Ouelhaj

Cast: Éline Schumacher, Benjamin Ramon, Hélène Moor, Wim Willaert, Pierre Nisse, Raphaëlle Bruneau, Quentin Lasbazeilles, Olivier Picard, Catherine Jandrain, Julie Carroll…

 

Music: Gary Moonboots & Simon Fransquet
D.O.P: François Schmitt
Set Design: Laïos Hendrickx
Sound: Franco Piscopo & Julien Mizac

 

Sales: XYZ Films & Media Move

 

Distribution:
– German speaking territories: Indeed Film
– Japan & Korea: Youngjin Creative
– Latin America : Encripta
– Scandinavia + Finland: Njuta Films

info

2022
100 min.
Colour
IMDb

 

– World Premiere: July 22, 2022 @ Fantasia
– European Premiere: August 31, 2022 @ BIFFF
– German Premiere: September 9, 2022 @ Fantasy Filmfest
– Oceanian Premiere: September 10, 2022 @ SUFF
– Austrian Premiere: September 28, 2022 @ SLASH
– French Premiere: September 29, 2022 @ FEFFS
– Scandinavian Premiere: October 2, 2022 @ Monsters of Films
– UK Premiere: October 2002 @ Grimmfest
– Spanish Premiere: October 12, 2022 @ Sitges
– US Premiere: October, 2022 @ Brooklyn Horror
– Latin America Premiere: October 28, 2022 @ Morbido Fest
– Italian Premiere: October 20, 2022 @ Tohorror
– Dutch Premiere: October 30, 2022 @ Imagine

 

To know all the festivals (without premiere status) go to the bottom of the page

A bold and striking provocation, Megalomaniac examines the tragic events that can turn man into monster and victim into executioner. Inspired by Belgium’s real-life Butcher of Mons, this violent, visual feast from Golden Méliès-winning writer/director Karim Ouelhaj is a powerful slice of cinema featuring unforgettable performances from its dedicated cast and establishing its boundary-pushing filmmaker as a truly global talent.

Awards
  • Best Feature Award – Cheval Noir – Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada – 2022)
  • Outstanding Performance Award: Éline Schumacher – Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada – 2022)
  • Best Cinematography: François Schmitt – Grimmfest (UK – 2022)
  • Best Score: Gary Moonboots & Simon Fransquet – Grimmfest (UK – 2022)
  • Special Mention – Best Performance: Éline Schumacher – Grimmfest (UK – 2022)
  • Best Performance Award: Éline Schumacher – Brokklyn Horror Film Festival (USA – 2022)
Synopsis

Martha and Félix are children of the Butcher of Mons, a notorious Belgian serial killer from the 1990s. While Martha lives an unstable life, riddled with insecurities, her brother, crushed by the family legacy, takes over their father’s killings.

Harassed and violently assaulted at work, Martha falls into madness and goes through the looking glass into the strange and terrifying world inhabited by her brother.

Martha et Félix sont les enfants du Dépeceur de Mons, célèbre tueur en série belge des années 90. Alors que Martha, instable et complexée, est rongée par l’insécurité, son frère, écrasé par l’héritage familial, reprend les tueries de leur père.
Harcelée et violemment agressée à son travail, Martha sombre dans la folie et passe de l’autre côté du miroir, dans le monde étrange et terrifiant dans lequel vit son frère.

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Festivals
  • FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL (Canada) // 2 AWARDS: Cheval noir Best film + Best performance (Éline Schumacher),
  • BIFFF – Méliès compétition (Belgium),
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival (Australia),
  • Fantasy Film Festival (Germany),
  • Slash Film Festival (Austria),
  • Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg (France),
  • Monsters of Film (Sweden),
  • Grimmfest (UK) // 3 AWARDS: Best Score + Best Cinematography + Special mention for best performance (Éline Schumacher),
  • Sitges Film Festival (Spain),
  • Telluride Horror Show (USA),
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (USA) // AWARD: Best performance (Éline Schumacher),
  • Tohorror (Italy),
  • ASNIFF (France),
  • Celluloid Scream (UK),
  • Morbido Film Fest (Mexico),
  • Imagine (The Netherlands),
  • Monsters Taranto Horror (Italy),
  • San Sebastian Horror Film Festival (Spain),
  • Razor Reel (Belgium),
  • Französische Filmtage Tübingen – Stuttgart (Germany),
  • Terror Molins (Spain),
  • Soho Horror Film Festival (UK),
  • Melbourne Monster Fest (Australia),