This horror film helmed by director Karim Ouelhaj follows the lives of Martha and Félix, who happen to be the offspring of the infamous “Butcher of Mons,” a notorious Belgian serial killer from the 1990s. Martha grapples with her unstable psyche and a multitude of insecurities, while Félix finds himself burdened by the weight of their family’s dark legacy, eventually taking up the mantle of continuing their father’s gruesome murders. The official synopsis, per IMDb, reads:
"“Megalomaniac questions the invisible line between victim and executioner and how it is crossed. A film about the weight of patriarchy and the illusion of Manichaeism.”"
The movie stars: Eline Schumacher as Martha, Benjamin Ramon as Félix, Hélène Moor as Julie, Wim Willaert as Jérôme, Raphaële Bruneau as Madame Connecci, Pierre Nisse as Luc, Olivier Picard as Iblis, Quentin Lasbazeilles as L’ouvrier, Julie Carroll as Martha’s Mother, Catherine Jandrain as Femme cathédrâle.
If you want a sneak peek into the strange and terrifying world of Megalomaniac, then make sure to watch the official trailer below:
Why should you watch Megalomaniac?
Trigger warning: The movie deals with heavy topics such as torture and rape. This may not be the best choice for everyone.
Ok, we’re going to be straight with you, Megalomaniac is not for the faint of heart. It’s particularly difficult to watch, as the film delves deep into the unrelenting darkness of human nature, making it a challenging and discomforting viewing experience. Nevertheless, it has garnered critical acclaim for its exceptional cinematography and its thought-provoking, boundary-pushing content.
Where to watch?
Currently, you are able to watch Megalomaniac by streaming it through renting or purchasing on Google Play or Vudu.