Dark Star Pictures Acquires Nasty French Horror ‘Megalomaniac’ [Trailer]

French splatter is back in the controversial Megalomaniac (read Meagan’s review), an extreme new horror movie that has been acquired by Dark Star Pictures for North American release in 2023. It will open in theaters before it slashes its way to Digital, VOD, and physical.

With Megalomaniac, prolific filmmaker Karim Ouelhaj, Méliès d’Or winner for The Frozen Eye (2016), brings us his fourth feature and by far his most savage.

“[They say] you keep thinking about it for days, it sticks to your skin and your brain,” said Ouelhaj to Variety. “I’m happy to hear it’s not forgettable. The only ones who are disappointed, which is rare, [come in] expecting an entertaining slasher.”

From Fantasia: “His sharp examination of societal anguish blends into this genre-adoring film that no horror devotee would dare miss. Carried by the breathtaking performance of lead actor Eline Schumacher and her descent into insanity, Megalomaniac digs deep into the sordid true story of Belgian serial killer, The Butcher of Mons. Megalomaniac is a nightmare of mystical violence anchored in the reality of female persecution and gendered abuse.”

Meagan wrote in her Fantasia review, “Megalomaniac yields extremism, confrontational horror that aims to offend as much as it does evoke wrath, and societal reflection.”

“It’s at once compelling and uncomfortable to watch,” she added.

Watch the Megalomaniac trailer below.

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