Elijah Wood stars in the slasher remake, MANIAC. We screened it at Panic Fest earlier this year and I thought it was one of the best horror remakes of all-time and one of the best films this year. Now they are amping up the cool factor by releasing a limited edition Mondo Video VHS clamshell numbered to 500. Available Oct 22nd!

The film slashes its way onto Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films on October 15, 2013. But the limited edition VHS will be available October 22nd.

Maniac will also be released as a highly sought after collectible edition VHS through Mondo Video. A total of 500 copies of this limited edition will be available in a clamshell case with a randomly inserted purple cassette.

In this 21st century Jack the Ripper story set in present-day Los Angeles, Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life. To the outside world, he’s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill and scalp the women who get too close to him.

“When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank’s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly awakened Maniac begins to stalk and kill.

A remake of William Lustig and Joe Spinell’s 1980 cult classic of the same name, Maniac, was written by Aja Alexandre, the screenwriter of The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension and Mirrors. The film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Special features on the BD/DVD release will include: Commentary, feature length making-of that covers all aspects of production, deleted scenes, and alt poster gallery



Don’t think you can snag the special edition Mondo Video VHS clamshell? We have Rotten Rentals available for purchase for only $6.00! What are Rotten Rentals? They are horror grab bags that look like VHS tapes (no vhs tapes included.) You can find all kinds of horror goodies inside like buttons, stickers, zombie figures and vintage horror and sci-fi trading cards – some dating back to 1978!