Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal

2013

Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal

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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?

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Critic Reviews for Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

  • This deliberately tasteless horror-comedy might appeal to gore hounds and fans of gross-out humor; but as with many films that strive for cult status, any potential exploitation-movie pleasures are overwhelmed by an air of smug self-awareness.

    Apr 25, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Thankfully, Lindhardt keeps things together with an appealing performance that constantly oscillates between drama and very light, dry humor without sacrificing the slightly otherworldly nature of his character.

    Apr 5, 2013 | Full Review…

    Boyd van Hoeij

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • This would-be cult item runs out of steam after its establishes its wickedly satirical premise.

    Apr 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Despite the theme, "Eddie" goes easy on gratuitous gore. What we get is a cerebral horror movie and a satire of the art world.

    Apr 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A flawed but diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul.

    Apr 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5
  • Beneath the surface outrageousness lies a surprisingly, satisfyingly dark little fable about the essentially cannibalistic nature of artistic inspiration.

    Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
    Top Critic

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