Since the site is called Mania, we thought it only proper to follow the development and releases of the film Maniac. Well, that and we are fan of William Lustig’s original film with the same title. Finally, we will get the chance to see Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) at his nastiest. Maniac opens theatrically on June 21st (at the IFC Center) and will be available for VOD. Check out he extended trailer below.
Synopsis: Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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. A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present day L.A., Franck Khalfoun's MANIAC, produced by Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HAUTE TENSION), and composed by Rob of the band "Phoenix", is a re-boot of the William Lustig cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made - an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
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