Directed by Fabrice Du Welz
Starring Laurent Lucas, Lola Dueñas, Héléna Noguerra, Stéphane Bissot and Édith Le Merdy
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.
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★★★★★ review by Kiko Vega on Letterboxd
Qué suerte cuando una peli que esperas con ganas te suelta una hostia a mano abierta tan gorda.
De largo, la mejor película de Du Welz y una de las más sucias, bizarras, grotescas, enfermizas e hijas de puta del año.
Hora y media que dan para dos (o tres) de las secuencias del año, unos actores descomunales, el mejor número musical minimalista que haya visto en tiempos y una fotografía brutal que, junto a la extraordinaria banda sonora, consiguen que Alleluia parezca de la hornada buena de la nouvelle vague d'horreur de hace una década.
Aunque sea belga.
★★★★½ review by Austin Armstrong on Letterboxd
Hauntingly beautiful. Alleluia will be remembered with the greats like Natural Born Killers and Sid and Nancy. No punches are held in this gritty love fairy tail, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
★★★★ review by Jonas G. on Letterboxd
Perverse, bewitching, darkly funny re-imagining of 'The Honeymoon Killers'. There are sly nods to Jörg Buttgereit, Dario Argento and, once again, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but Alleluia is above all other things a Fabrice Du Welz film - maybe even his most accomplished one yet.
★★★★ review by Cliff on Letterboxd
Even if you can predict how the story's going to pan out, director Fabrice du Welz and writer Romain Protat take you on that journey in such a constantly surprising way that it's a stunning watch regardless. Honestly, almost every scene contains at least one surprise, whether it's a character's unexpected action or reaction, or a stop-you-in-your-tracks cinematic technique.
So if you like the sound of a Belgian romantic thriller horror fantasy done in a (mostly) social-realist style, with the occasional amazing music cue as an added bonus, then don't read any more about Alléluia, and just watch it.
As I write this, it's currently sitting at No.14 on my Best Horror Films of the 21st Century list, between Kill List and The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears - that's how good this is.
★★★★ review by Justin LaLiberty on Letterboxd
Like some sort of inspired, grue soaked amalgam of The Honeymoon Killers and Trouble Every Day shot by someone with an eye for slow motion, writhing bodies and toes being sloppily sucked. Potent horror cinema at its most artsy and art-house fodder at its sleaziest and most visceral. I didn't know that blood could be photographed so many ways in 90 minutes.
Don't drink the tea.
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