The Watching Hour: Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal
Canada, 2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Denmark
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Horror
Friday, April 12th & Saturday, April 13th at 10pm as part of The Watching Hour
Digital presentation - Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On) stars in this quirky dark comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of has-beens and struggling with lack of inspiration. His art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a “therapeutic measure” to stir up some creative juices, but things never turn out quite as planned.
At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as the young man 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 docile, cereal-obsessed art student into ravenous sleepwalking cannibal craving fresh meat. 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 high and low! Exceptional art does indeed come at a very high price, even the cost of human lives...and how far is Lars willing to go for his next masterpiece?
DIRECTOR: Boris Rodriguez
Screenwriter: Boris Rodriguez, Jonathan Rannells, Alex Epstein
Principal Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith
US Distributor: Music Box Films
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