Sunday, August 5, 2012


Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012) d. Rodriguez, Boris (Canada/Denmark)

Stymied celebrity artist Thure Lindhardt accepts a post as an instructor in a Canadian arts college in order to escape and recharge, where he finds himself the caretaker of the titular mentally challenged man-child with socially questionable eating/sleeping habits (Dylan Smith). Writer/director Rodriguez manages a solid end-run around the zombie mythos by presenting a cognizant, emotionally accessible antagonist who just happens to do terrible things in an unconscious state; to further stir the pot, fish-out-of-water Lindhardt finds artistic inspiration from Eddie’s horrible deeds, actually going so far as to guide the drooling somnambulist’s hand/mouth to victims of choice. An original, amusing character-based horror/comedy, filled with gory gags and splattery sentiment.

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