Elijah’s got a knife and he’s not afraid to use it.
The Franck Khalfoun directed remake of Bill Lustig’s cult hit Maniac promises to put a bloody end to things in Cannes and horror fans are itching for any indication as to whether the Alexandre Aja produced picture can live up to the legacy of the original. An early teaser leaked briefly online before being removed and now that has been followed by a longer full trailer.
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Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day LA, MANIAC is a re-boot of the 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 spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
I’m kind of excited to see Elijah Wood as a real bad guy!