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Xavier Gens’ ultraviolent “MAYHEM!” gets a trailer, poster and release date

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | News


The director of FRONTIER(S), THE DIVIDE and THE CRUCIFIXION has another round of bloodshed on the way.

IFC Films has announced that MAYHEM!, directed by Xavier Gens from a script by Magali Rossitto and Gens with Guillaume Lemans and Stephane Cabel, will bust its way into theaters and digital platforms January 5. Nassim Lyes, Olivier Gourmet, Vithaya Pansringarm, Loryn Nounay and Chananticha Tang-Kwa star; the synopsis: “Sam [Lyes] is a professional boxer about to be released from prison in France, but while on parole, his past catches up with him and he is forced to flee the country. Five years later, he has rebuilt a simple life on an exotic island in Thailand with his wife Mia [Nounay] and her daughter Dara [Tang-Kwa], working multiple jobs to support his family and buy a piece of land to build a restaurant. As his life begins to improve, a job gone wrong puts Sam in the crosshairs of local crime lord Narong [Gourmet], who retaliates with brutal violence. Crushed but still alive, Sam is left with only one purpose: to seek merciless and bone-breaking vengeance.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).