Egomaniac (2016)

In the Hothouse dungeon we are great fans of Brit filmmaker Kate Shenton, whose second feature-length horror flick, Egomaniac premiered at London’s Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 and is now out on the festival circuit.

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Kate wrote and directed the darkly comedic story about filmmaker Catherine Sweeney (Nic Lamont) who wants to make a zomromcom. However nobody is interested in funding her film unless she puts s talking dog in it. The wickedly funny movie follows Catherine as compromise follows compromise to get the film made even at the cost of her own sanity.

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As time goes on Catherine’s grip on reality loosens

I suspect there is a touch of autobiography in the finished film and having knocked about on the horror scene for a while I recognise some of the situations and people Catherine gets involved with. The indie film screening close to the film’s start where Kate’s short Gimp gets a bit of screen time is pretty close to the bone and a real hoot.

The film features Adam Rhys Davies (The Twins Macabre), Dan Palmer (Stalled,Banjo) and Laurence R Harvey (Human Centipede 2 & 3).A delightfully cynical insider satire of indie horror filmmaking we give Egomaniac a 666/666.

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Find out more about Kate Shenton at the Kate Shenton website

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