The blood-splattered opening sequence of a woman trying to put her dangling head back on is a suitably jarring one, and it sets the stage for the serial killings that follow in this remote Andean valley. Suspicion falls on a farmer who claims to be connected telepathically to a monster, but the psychological toll the investigation takes on the police starts to override who is guilty or not.
Murder Me, Monster is a moody mix of the concretely horrific and a metaphysical reflection on our inner fears. Fadel’s new feature eschews meaning in the traditional sense, reaching us somewhere beneath our conscious threshold of rationality. But count on its rather un-metaphysical monster to snap you back to the tangible.
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 1hr 49
Version: Spanish, with French and English subtitles
Director: Alejandro Fadel
Producers: Agustina Llambi Campbel, Fernando Brom, Alejandro Fadel
Scenario: Alejandro Fadel
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguian, Manuel Rebella
Editor: Andres P. Estrada
Music: Alex Nante
Cast: Victor Lopez, Esteban Bigliardi, Tania Casciani