Maniac

Release June 21, 2013 (Limited)
Cast Elijah Wood, Hank Azaria, Nora Arnezeder, Sal Landi, Délé Ogundiran
Director Franck Khalfoun
Writer Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, William Lustig
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio IFC Midnight
Length 89 mins.
Website Facebook.com/ManiacTheMovie‎

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 Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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, 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 suspensseful slasher movie ever made - an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and projoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

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