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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

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

New York Magazine

“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

NY Post

"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

NY Post

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

Cast & Crew
  • Lars : Thure Lindhardt
  • Leslie : Georgina Reilly
  • Eddie : Dylan Smith
  • Verner : Paul Braunstein
  • Harry : Alain Goulem
  • Ronny : Stephen McHattie
  • 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 : April 5, 2013
  • Countries of Production : Canada, Demark
  • Languages : English
  • Running Time : 83 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : Dolby
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features
  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
  • Interview with Director Boris Rodriguez
  • Theatrical Trailer