Fantastic Fest Winner ALLELUIA Is a Gripping Thriller From Belgian Horror Maverick




Based on notorious real-life “Lonely Hearts Killers” who make victims of their romantic liaisons, ALLELUIA is a chilling anti-love story from acclaimed Belgian horror auteur Fabrice Du Welz (Vinyan, Calvaire).

alleluia_175x247Michel (Laurent Lucas, With a Friend Like Harry, Calvaire) is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria (Spain’s irrepressible Lola Dueñas, Volver, I’m So Excited!) online 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, confessing that he dates lonely women in order to steal their money. But Gloria has other plans, abandoning her daughter and vowing to aid Michel’s scam while masquerading as his sister. The toxically co-dependent lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy and frenzied forays into the dark arts, leading to a shocking series of savage, murderous scenarios.

An official selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight series, ALLELUIA brought home four Fantastic Features awards at Fantastic Fest, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor. Additionally, it was the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift Competition.

Following its recent theatrical rollout to the U.S.’s top markets, Doppelgänger Releasing will issue ALLELUIA on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on October 6, 2015. Look for bonus materials that include a feature commentary by du Welz and deleted scenes, plus a making-of featurette, and du Welz’s 1999 short film A Wonderful Love.

Described as “a fire-charged thriller that spins a disturbing web of madness, jealousy, sex and murder” by Shelagh Rowan-Legg of TWITCHFILM.COM and “a grotesque masterpiece” by Marc Savlov of THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, ALLELUIA is a deliciously twisted thriller—a razor-sharp, blood-soaked shocker that breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion.

For more info, visit Doppelganger Releasing


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