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[Exclusive Video] Watch The Opening Scene From ‘Scars of Xavier’

Given the wide variety of tastes among you, my fellow horror fanatics, it’s practically guaranteed that a decent chunk of you are fans of films such as Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Ugly, and both versions of Maniac. I’m talking dark and twisted films that might not necessarily cake on the visceral carnage in droves, but certainly tear into one’s soul as they are watching them. The DTV market is littered with such wannabes on a yearly basis, but few ever manage to even come close to reaching the artistic talent of said films. Lucky for us, Scars of Xavier plays in that very sandbox and does it well.

Scars of Xavier tells the tale of a disturbed young man living in Europe who has a nasty habit of kidnapping, torturing, and murdering women. The film is still traveling on the festival circuit, but you can at least get a taste of what’s coming in this exclusive clip below, courtesy of writer/director Kai E. Bogatzki. In it you will find the deadly protagonist making a mess of things with the Czech police…

I was lucky enough to catch it in its world premiere at Gateway Film Center’s Nightmares Film Festival last month. There, it not only left its mark on the audience, but also managed to walk away with the festival’s Best Thriller Feature Night Mare Award. The movie has some great sequences (including a murder in reverse) and a killer lead performance (pun intended) by actor/writer Marc Engel. If you’re curious about my full thoughts on it, feel free to read my review. Be sure to also check out the production’s Facebook page to see if it is playing anywhere near you during its festival run.

Scars of Xavier is a serial killer thriller. It is directed by Kai E. Bogatzki, from a screenplay by Marc Engel and Kai E. Bogatzki. The film is produced by Sascha S. Goldbach, Jorg Lindner, Kinkats Official, Daniele Rizzo, Kai E. Bogatzki, and Marc Engel. It stars Marc Engel as ‘Xavier’, Isabelle Aring as ‘Sandra’, Dirk Sonnenschein as ‘Petr’, Alexia von Wismar as ‘Karolina’, Constanze Wetzel as ‘Mother’, and Oliver Troska as ‘Dominik’.



  • Necro

    Wow! Actually, Holy Fuck is better! I love serial killer films and this looks utterly disturbing. Man how do you prepare for a role like that? Whether it’s a fictional character or a non-fictional character, I mean to get into that headspace for a specific period of time, on again, off again for 18 hours a day for however long it took to shoot. I remember when the first ‘Laid to Rest’ was coming out I read an interview with Nick Principe who played the outstanding ‘Chromeskull’, and he went deep into his psyche to fall into that headspace for the character and ended up suffering from minor depression from portraying the character.

    • Kai E. Bogatzki

      Wow!!! Thank you so much!! Have you seen the movie? If not I hope you‘ll like it!!
      Well Marc, the actor of Xavier, got very deep in the mind of a serial killer while preparing for the role! He did the Heath Ledger way and isolated himself and started to write a diary as Xavier to be prepared for the role!
      Long before we started the shooting, when I was writing the script, I was Xavier myself because he was in my head 24/7 haha

  • I saw this at Nightmare Film Festival – deeply disturbing, incredibly artistic and well done – great movie.

    • Kai E. Bogatzki

      Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • J Jett

    i love Gans’ FRONTIER(S) but i’m not really into torture films these days. life is already disturbing/depressing enough. 🙂

    • 1EyeJack

      This isn’t a Xavier Gans film. Having said that, I also have stepped back from the heavy torture movies. It started with one of the Saw movies (think it was V) with the swinging pendulum. That just made my stomach ill. Guess I’ve become more sensitive as I age.

      • J Jett

        oh, oops. i misread the title/article wrong (i was exhausted when i read it)!
        thanx for the clarification 1EyeJack. 🙂

    • Kai E. Bogatzki

      Don‘t worry…. Scars of Xavier isn‘t a torture film 🙂 it has, of course, bloody scenes, but it is more a psychological thriller/drama about an fictional serial killer 🙂

      • J Jett

        Kai, thanx for the info! i feel silly that i misread the article and thought this movie was from Xavier Gens. lol.

  • Alejandro Cordero

    Is this serial killer Xavier suposse to got supernatural strength/abilities? Because if not, how survive and almost kill every soldier/merch with assault rifle in a confined space like that?

    Just absurd.

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