Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Part muse, part sleepwalking cannibal.

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

About the Film

Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On) stars in this quirky horror-comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of has-beens and struggling with lack of inspiration.

When Lars’ art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a “therapeutic measure” to stir up his creative juices, things don’t quite turn out as planned.  At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as he settles in and impresses beautiful fellow colleague Leslie by taking in the brawny, mute Eddie after the latter’s caregiver passes away. But Lars soon discovers that the façade of serenity hides something unimaginable: Eddie suffers from a rare form of sleepwalking that transforms him from a docile, cereal-obsessed art student into a ravenous sleepwalking cannibal. Initially horrified by Eddie’s dark secret, Lars becomes enthralled by the not-so-gentle giant: at long last, here’s the muse he’d been searching for! Exceptional art comes at a very high price...and how far is Lars willing to go for his next masterpiece?

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal is a fresh, clever satire about artistic inspiration that pushes boundaries with its unique blend of offbeat humor, twisted friendships, sweet-hearted romance, and the gory realities of sleepwalking cannibalism.


Starring: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith, Stephen McHattie
Director: Boris Rodriguez
Release Date: 04/05/13

Reactions

Critic's Pick "A delicious gory parable in the Bucket of Blood tradition." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Boris Rodriguez's inspired first feature strikes just the right balance between camp horror and clever satire. Absurdly satisfying!" - Eric Hynes, Village Voice

“A cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.” - VA Musetto, NY Post

"Pure fun from its first moment to its last. Lindhardt is superb. Eddie has "future cult film" written all over it." - Peter Gutierrez, Twitch Film

"More indebted to Hans Christian Andersen than George Romero, this witty first feature is a diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul." - Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Festivals & Awards

  • Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2012 Narcisse Award Nominee - Best Fantastic Feature Film, Boris Rodriguez

Cast & Crew

Cast

Lars: Thure Lindhardt
Leslie: Georgina Reilly
Eddie: Dylan Smith
Verner: Paul Braunstein
Harry: Alain Goulem
Ronny: Stephen McHattie


Crew

Director / Screenwriter: Boris Rodriguez
Producers: Michael A. Dobbin, Ronnie Fridthjof
Cinematography: Philippe Kress
Editor: Sara Bøgh Jensen
Production Design: Colleen Marchand

Technical Info

Production Year: 2011
Release Date: 04/05/13
Countries of Production: Canada, Denmark
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 23m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Rating: Unrated

News & Press

Critic's Pick "A delicious gory parable in the Bucket of Blood tradition." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Boris Rodriguez's inspired first feature strikes just the right balance between camp horror and clever satire. Absurdly satisfying!" - Eric Hynes, Village Voice

“A cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.” - VA Musetto, NY Post

"Pure fun from its first moment to its last. Lindhardt is superb. Eddie has "future cult film" written all over it." - Peter Gutierrez, Twitch Film

"More indebted to Hans Christian Andersen than George Romero, this witty first feature is a diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul." - Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times
 

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Theaters

New York
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4/5/13
Chicago
Illinois
4/5/13
Atlanta
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4/5/13
Beverly Hills
California
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Pasadena
California
4/5/13
Denver
Colorado
4/12/13
Chicago
Illinois
4/26/13

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Awards & Festivals

  • Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2012 Narcisse Award Nominee - Best Fantastic Feature Film, Boris Rodriguez

Reactions

Critic's Pick "A delicious gory parable in the Bucket of Blood tradition." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"Boris Rodriguez's inspired first feature strikes just the right balance between camp horror and clever satire. Absurdly satisfying!" - Eric Hynes, Village Voice

“A cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.” - VA Musetto, NY Post

"Pure fun from its first moment to its last. Lindhardt is superb. Eddie has "future cult film" written all over it." - Peter Gutierrez, Twitch Film

"More indebted to Hans Christian Andersen than George Romero, this witty first feature is a diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul." - Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Detailed Film Info

Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On) stars in this quirky horror-comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of has-beens and struggling with lack of inspiration.

When Lars’ art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a “therapeutic measure” to stir up his creative juices, things don’t quite turn out as planned.  At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as he settles in and impresses beautiful fellow colleague Leslie by taking in the brawny, mute Eddie after the latter’s caregiver passes away. But Lars soon discovers that the façade of serenity hides something unimaginable: Eddie suffers from a rare form of sleepwalking that transforms him from a docile, cereal-obsessed art student into a ravenous sleepwalking cannibal. Initially horrified by Eddie’s dark secret, Lars becomes enthralled by the not-so-gentle giant: at long last, here’s the muse he’d been searching for! Exceptional art comes at a very high price...and how far is Lars willing to go for his next masterpiece?

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal is a fresh, clever satire about artistic inspiration that pushes boundaries with its unique blend of offbeat humor, twisted friendships, sweet-hearted romance, and the gory realities of sleepwalking cannibalism.


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