Egomaniac

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The best zom-rom-com of all time. Should it be so hard to put together financing, a reasonably competent team, sensible producers and somewhat credible actors for the best-ever romantic zombie comedy? The simple answer is: yes. Catherine Sweeney is unfortunately forced to learn this the hard and bloody way. Financiers tell her that she desperately needs a talking dog in the script for the film to work, men wonder why she, as a woman is dealing with horror in the first place and as time passes Catherine is pushed farther and farther away from her original film idea, farther and farther away from … self-control.

Egomaniac is the perfect female revenge movie. A brilliant, absurd, intelligent and self-conscious semi-autobiographical meta horror comedy with a first-rate Nic Lamont in the lead role and dialogue that makes your heart sing with joy. The film is Kate Shenton’s first feature film, based on her own experiences of trying to put together financing, a reasonably competent team, sensible producers and somewhat credible actors for her own stillborn zom-rom-com a few years earlier.

The best part of the fact that Shenton’s film failed to be made that time is that it all resulted in this liberating and bloody funny, magnificent piece.

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