Montréal, CANADA – THANATOFILMS, a subsidiary of Les productions Outofnowhere inc., proudly announces the canadian premiere of Thanatomorphose (Éric Falardeau, 100 minutes, HD, 2012) at the FanTasia International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 22nd at 9:15pm and Saturday, August 3rd at 11:45pm (Salle J.A. De Sève, 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest).
Written and directed by Quebec filmmaker Éric Falardeau (Crépuscule, Coming Home, Purgatory), Thanatomorphose is a french word meaning the visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting…
«Prepare yourself for THANATOMORPHOSE, a singular cinematic experience that’s supremely disturbing. An unwavering descent into hell, this first feature film by Éric Falardeau is among the potent works, like SALO, which bring the viewer to the point of the unbearable, a test of all senses. With this Kafkaesque tale of transformation, the talented filmmaker juggles the sublime and the transgressive, with superior results. (...) Following a high-profile run through the festival circuit, THANATOMORPHOSE at last returns home to Quebec, so it’s now your turn to discover one of the most promising voices in local genre cinema, and to be confronted with what may well be the most shocking film of the year.»
— Simon Laperrière, curator Camera Lucida section
Thanatomorphose won the BEST MOVIE award in 2012 at the XXXI Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei in Spain and BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS at the A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Australia. It stars Kayden Rose, Davyd Tousignant and Émile Beaudry.
“A claustrophobic, sickening, and oddly uplifting experience…” - All Things Horror
“Recalls some of Clive Barker’s best work and is a truly original debut.” - Behind the Couch