Czech director Petr Jakl cannibal horror ‘Ghoul’, inspired by the crimes of a real life monster, and starring Jennifer Armour, Jeremy Isabella, Paul S. Tracey, and Debra Garza, will be hitting U.S. theaters on March 20. Come on inside for details and the official trailer.
‘Ghoul’ follows three Americans who travel to the Ukraine to investigate how cannibalism swept through the country during the notorious famine of 1932. After being lead deep into the vast Ukrainian forest for an interview with the last known survivor of the cannibalism epidemic, they are plagued with a series of unexplainable supernatural encounters and come face to face with the evil spirit of Andrei Chikatilo, who was born in the Soviet Union and was the most violent serial killer and cannibal of all time.
The film’s Andrei Chikatilo, Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo by his full name, is not a figure of fiction. Born on October 16, 1936 in the Soviet Union, he became a serial killer nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper. He committed sexual assault, murder and mutilation of at least 52 women and children between the years of 1978 and 1990 in Russia, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. He ultimately confessed to 56 murders, tried for 53 of them in 1992. He was sentenced to death for nearly all of the killings and executed on February 14, 1994.
‘Ghoul’, directed by Petr Jákl and starring Jennifer Armour, Jeremy Isabella, Paul S. Tracey and Debra Garza, is rated R. Vega Baby Releasing is starting the limited theatrical release for the film on March 20, 2015, in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York City.