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.
Dark Star Pictures distributes in the US. Michael Repsch, president of Dark Star Pictures was quoted saying: “We believe that intense practical effects and gruesome visuals in ‘Megalomaniac’ will make it a surefire hit with the genre community. But the character study of Martha offers a unique conversation on our value system and that should connect it to the arthouse audience. This atypical look at virtue, along with the creative – albeit loose – connection to the real-life story of the Butcher of Mons, will encourage discussions on important topics.”
Described as a “violent, visual feast.”
This is a Belgian horror movie that’s said to be inspired by the country’s real-life serial killer known as “The Butcher of Mons,” who was never caught. Read more about that here.
Dark Star Pictures released Megalomaniac in Theaters on September 8, 2023.
Dark Star Pictures released Megalomaniac on VOD on September 26, 2023.
Director: Karim Ouelhaj