Director: Boris Rodriguez
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith, Georgina Reilly, Alian Goulem, Paul Braunstein, Stephen McHattie
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A creatively blocked artist befriends a 40-something social outcast, invites him to move into his home, and quickly learns that his new, weird roommate turns into a flesh-eating ghoul in his sleep, bloody mouth at the breakfast table and all. There's no way you just tried to stop us.
Give writer-director Boris Rodriguez a surplus of credit for somehow devising a horror-comedy that’s never been done before. And, most importantly, buy a ticket immediately to his Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal if you’re looking for something that’s entertaining, gruesome, nicely performed, and genuinely funny. Fully aware of the plot’s inherent ridiculousness, Rodriguez amps up the film’s tongue-in-cheek humor, yet he never lets Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal degenerate into a silly throwaway. Of all the festival’s horror flicks (and there’s not many, sadly), this one’s by far the strongest.
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