Mad Heidi (Switzerland, 2022) – national premiere | Dracula TiMes

Mad Heidi (Switzerland, 2022) – national premiere

In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant (Casper Van Dien), Heidi (Alice Lucy) lives the pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi (David Schofield) does his best to protect Heidi, but her yearning for freedom soon gets her into trouble with the dictator’s henchmen. The innocent girl transforms herself into a kick-ass female fighting force who sets out to liberate the country from the insane cheese fascists.

MAD HEIDI is an action-adventure exploitation spoof based on the popular children‘s book character Heidi and the very first Swissploitation film.

Directors: Johannes Hartmann, Sandro Klopfstein

Cast: Alice Lucy, Max Rüdlinger, Casper Van Dien 

Genre: adventure, comedy, action

Running time: 1h 32 min.

Language: English 

Subtitles: Romanian

N-15 | Not recommended for under 15s

Q&A with Valentin Greuter - Mad Heidi producer


  • Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (World Premiere) (Belgium) - Winner Audience Award

  • Zurich Film Festival (Switzerland)

  • Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg (France)

  • Fright Nights Horror Film Festival Austria (Austria)

  • Screamfest LA (USA)

  • Telluride Monster Fest (USA)

  • TOHorror Film Fest (Italy) - Winner Antonio Margheriti Award for the spirit of independence and craftmanship

  • Absurde Séance (France)

  • Fright Fest London (UK)

  • Razor Reel (Belgium)

  • San Sebastiàn Horror Film Fest (Spain)

  • Monster Fest (Australia)

  • Horrorthon (Ireland)

  • Molins Horror Fest (Spain) - Winner Best Directors

  • Science + Fiction Film Festival (Italy) - Winner Audience Award

  • Vancouver Horror Show (Canada) - Winner Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor (Casper Van Dien)

  • South African Horrorfest (South Africa)

  • Serbian Fantasy Film Festival (Serbia)

  • Night Visions (Finland)

  • Rojo Sangre (Argentina)

The project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is financed and organized in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects.

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