Art is hard, and in EDDIE: THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL it comes at the expense of others’ lives. The film, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival is hitting VOD April 5 and its new trailer looks to tell a bloody, darkly comedic tale of inspiration.
When Lars’s art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a “therapeutic measure” to stir up his creative juices, things don’t quite turn out as planned. At first, life in the peaceful small town seems rosy, as he settles in and impresses beautiful fellow colleague Leslie (Georgina Reilly) by taking in the brawny, mute Eddie (Dylan Smith) 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 a docile, cereal-obsessed art student into a ravenous sleepwalkingcannibal. Initially horrified by Eddie’s dark secret, Lars becomes enthralled by the not-so-gentle giant. Exceptional art comes at a very high price…and how far is Lars willing to go for his next masterpiece?
For more on EDDIE, you can see our Tribeca Film Fest review here, and pick up Fango #322 (on sale now) for a chat with director Boris Rodriguez.Read more »