Say “ALLELUIA”! Release info, new poster & trailer for Fantastic Fest winner


Fabrice du Welz, director of CALVAIRE (THE ORDEAL) and VINYAN, scored multiple awards at last year’s Fantastic Fest for his new psychochiller ALLELUIA, and now it’s headed for U.S. release. Read on for the info and Stateside poster/trailer.

Winner of Fantastic Fest prizes for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor, ALLELUIA is based on the true Lonely Hearts Killers case that also inspired the classic 1969 film THE HONEYMOON KILLERS. Laurent Lucas, from CALVAIRE and WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY…, and Pedro Almodóvar regular Lola Dueñas star in the movie, which Doppelganger Releasing (the genre division of Music Box Films) brings to theaters and VOD platforms (cable, iTunes, Amazon Instant, etc.) July 17.

The synopsis: “Michel [Lucas] is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria [Dueñas] on-line and treats her to an electrifying first date, she’s left completely smitten. Michel tries to swindle what he can out of the one-night stand, but his latest victim has other plans. Basking in the rush of new love, she frantically pursues him, witnessing the true depths of his depravity and offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes. Having truly met their match in each other, the unhinged lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy, and passionate forays into the dark arts. This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion.”


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