IFC Midnight has revealed a new official trailer for Franck Khalfoun‘s Maniac, remake of the 1980s version of the same name. The movie is shot from the point of view of the serial killer. Elijah Wood plays a psychopathic killer who takes the scalps of his victims and attaches them to the mannequins he creates.
Written and produced by Alex Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and Gregory Levasseur, the film also stars Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban among others.
Here’s the official synopsis for Maniac:
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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 and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob, the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
Maniac will hit limited theaters and on VOD June 21st, 2013.
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