Egomaniac – UK, 2016 – reviews

Egomaniac

Egomaniac is a British comedy horror film co-produced, written, edited and directed by Kate Shenton (GIMP; Send in the Clowns). Its stars Nic Lamont, Adam Rhys Davies (The Twins Macabre), Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede 2 and 3), Dan Palmer (Stalled) and Eric Elick (Rats, The Package).

It should not be confused with Svend Ploug Johansen’s 2015 Danish short film of the same name. 

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The film had its worldwide premiere in London on 28th August 2016 at the Horror Channel FrightFest.

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Plot:

Filmmaker Catherine Sweeney is determined to make a zombie horror romantic comedy. However, in order to get the funding, everyone in the industry is telling her to put a talking dog in it. Desperate, Catherine does whatever it takes to get her film made… Even at the cost of her own sanity.

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Reviews:

“Besides pithy observations about the scuzzier end of the movie business, the film has an extra heaping of annoyance to pay off in its depiction of the added humiliations visited on a woman who wants to direct horror  – which include getting a goth chick make-over and ordered to twerk with a chainsaw in a photo-shoot … Lamont is fun and credible in the lead, bringing sympathy to a role which could easily be whiny and self-involved…” The Kim Newman Web Site

Cast and characters:

Catherine Sweeney – Nic Lamont
Nathan – Adam Rhy-Davies
Michael – Laurence Harvey
Natasha – Loren O’Brien
Kevin – David Wayman
Derek – Simeon Willis
Devon – Mark Logan
Julian – Patrick Fysh
Adam – Oliver Tilney
Chester – Dan Palmer
Festival Programmer – Tom Crowely
Betty – Amy Feeley
Galina – Cristina Neacsu
Helena – Lucy Farret
Lucas – James Harker
Zumbo – Matt Springett
Piggy – Matt Fraiser

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Behind-the-scenes

 

2 Comments on “Egomaniac – UK, 2016 – reviews”

  1. Think the makeup artist must have been one of the best, looking forward to seeing more of his work, can’t remember his name unfortunately however am planing on rewatching this soon so will check it out and write it down 😎

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