'Karim Ouelhaj’s ‘Megalomaniac’ Sells North America, France Scandinavia

Sells North America, France Scandinavia

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“The feedback

from the festivals has been enthusiastic and we noticed a real ‘craze’ [for the film]

I find

it especially touching,” Ouelhaj tells Variety, noting its viewers praise his fourth feature for “leaving

“[They say]

you keep thinking about it for days, it sticks to your skin and your brain

The only

ones who are disappointed, which is rare, [come in] expecting an entertaining slasher

Produced by Okayss

and Les Films du Carré, the film was inspired by the terrifying case of

Apart from

taking home Fantasia’s biggest honor, the Cheval Noir Award, “Megalomaniac” was noticed for Eline

’s Grimmfest and,

finally, at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival in October – again for Schumacher’s work

“We believe

that intense practical effects and gruesome visuals in ‘Megalomaniac’ will make it a surefire hit

But the

character study of Martha offers a unique conversation on our value system and that should

$1 HBO Max, Hulu,

Paramount+,