Megalomaniac is a feature film inspired by Belgium’s real life and terrifying Butcher of Mons. The film from Golden Méliès-winning writer/director Karim Ouelhaj, premiered at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, examines the tragic events that can turn a man into a monster and victim into executioner.
The Butcher of Mons is one of Belgium’s most high-profile killers and yet has never been found. The person killed five people between January 1996 and July 1997 in or near the Belgian city, and was given their nickname due to the way in which they dismembered their bodies’ victims and left them clearly visible in plastic bags on the side of the road.
Written and directed by: Karim Ouelhaj
Production: Okayss, Les Films du Carré
Producers: Nicolas George & Florence Saâdi
Colour Grading: Franck Ravel
Digital Intermediate Supervisor: Arnout Deurinck
Lab & DI Executive Producer: Annick Pippelart
Title design: Annelies Vaes