The upcoming "Maniac" remake, starring Elijah Wood, is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. In order to promote the film for buyers, a restricted teaser trailer was created, but only a portion of it made its way online. Today we have the entire thing. Watch it below.
Plot: Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.
The new movie is directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe) from a script by Alexandre Aja (director of "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Piranha").
Boring. He collects scalps. Yawn. Why can't they make realistic serial killers, I have no idea, but even Ed Gein was a hell of a lot more complex than most Hollywood serial killer depictions, and Gein was a simple-minded country yokel.
Whatever. If Wood wants to play shallow characters to play the bills, that's his business.
^i refuse to watch Ed Gein being played by Jason Voorhees
Both Ted Bundy movies are satisfactory but i'm partial to Mark Harmons
Im surprised there hasnt been more encarnations of Dahlmer and Gacy.Though i liked the quiet Dahlmer movie with the telling flashbacks
Frances from PeeWee Herman killed as Gacy,maybe thats why there hasnt been more
Met the director of the original. Nice guy, saw the original too, not bad for a low budget 80's horror movie. Then again, Savini was in charge of the F/X so of course the kills were quality kills.
davidlawwrites: on January 6th, 2013 at 7:09:29 AM
Excellent film I saw at Cannes, with the team just invited to be involved in visual film, using pictures of models I realized (http://davidlaw.fr/). The careful plunges us into the world through the eyes of the killer, mannequins are ubiquitous, visual stifling. It is efficient and beautiful, this is what struck me the aesthetics of the image outside the norm, in reflections and mirrors ... I agree and I love it.
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