1844 Entertainment, an emerging player on the U.S. distribution scene, has acquired North American rights to Argentine writer-director Alejandro Fadel’s Murder Me, Monster (Muere monstruo muere), reports Variety.
Set in a remote part of Mendoza, backed by stark bleak Andean mountains, “Murder Me, Monster” begins with rural police officer Cruz investigating the case of a headless woman’s body. The prime suspect is David, the husband of Cruz’s lover Francisca. Sent to a local mental hospital, David blames the crime on “the Monster.” Cruz stumbles on a mysterious theory involving geometric landscapes, mountain motorcyclists and a mantra which he can’t get out of his head: “Murder me, Monster.” His belief in a monster seems justified when one manifests itself in the story.
"The film’s real monstrosity is its “forms of power and control," said Fadel. "Which are evidently masculine – medicine, the police, religion – installed to control fear, so that people can remain productive, part of a system… The Monster is a representation of a lot of things, but it’s [purpose is] to create emotions, questions."
A horror movie knit with an art film sensibility, Murder Me, Monster is not a classic slasher, but brings more to the table, the site adds.
The film will be released theatrically in the U.S. first semester of 2019. We'll keep CryptTeaze readers updated as more details develop.