The new poster and U.S. trailer for the remake of the 1980 classic, Maniac, has hit the interwebs. I had a chance to see the remake during the Panic Film Festival in April and loved it! Elijah Wood really impressed me playing the part of a deranged serial killer scalping every beauty he comes in contact with. If you get a chance I highly recommend this film. For a second opinion check out our Remake Rewind: Maniac.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob, the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
OPENING THEATRICALLY @ THE IFC CENTER AND ON VOD JUNE 21, 2013