Fervidly dark lovesick horror inspired by the real-life criminal duo, the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Director:

Fabrice du Welz

Writers:

Fabrice du Welz (scenario), Vincent Tavier (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Lola Dueñas ... Gloria
Laurent Lucas ... Michel Bellmer
Héléna Noguerra ... Solange
Édith Le Merdy ... Marguerite
Anne-Marie Loop Anne-Marie Loop ... Gabriella
Pili Groyne Pili Groyne ... Eve
Stéphane Bissot Stéphane Bissot ... Madeleine
Sorenza Mollica Sorenza Mollica ... Monique
David Murgia ... Père Luis
Lara Persain Lara Persain ... Voix chanteuse / Caissière cinéma (voice)
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Le réceptionniste (scenes deleted)
Philippe Résimont ... Homme Fritkot (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Michel, a murderous womanizer, meets introverted Gloria online and treats her to a whirlwind one-night-stand. Offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes, the unhinged lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy, and passionate forays into the dark arts. This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion. Written by Doppelgänger Releasing

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Loosely based on the story of Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck aka The Lonely Hearts Killers which allegedly killed 20 women between 1947 and 1949 in the USA. See more »

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References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

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Ave Maria (Ellens dritter Gesang) D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6
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Music by Franz Schubert
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A wonderful horror movie in its own right
14 May 2020 | by killercharmSee all my reviews

The fourth version of The Lonely Hearts Killers and the third best. Even at the penultimate position it's a wonderful horror movie in its own right. I think I would have liked this better if I were not comparing it to The Honeymoon Killers or to the real story of the Lonely Hearts Killers. Lucky for me it's worthy of a second watch. In this most millennial of versions we see the meeting of the two lonely hearts Michel and Gloria, who, once they hook up are a danger to any of the middle-aged rich ladies Michel seduces for her money. Gloria is cra-cra jealous and demands that Michel not sex them up; this - even though she is posing as his sister. Not too difficult, except when you consider that his prowess stems most from that sexing up. Danger ensues.


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Alleluia See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,896,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,712, 19 July 2015

Gross USA:

$6,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,426
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2.35 : 1
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