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Maniac

Maniac
  • 2012
  • France/US
  • 89 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
  • Written by: Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban
  • UK release: 15 March 2013

Frank (Wood) is a loner who brutally murders beautiful women, in this remake of William Lustig's controversial 1980 slasher movie. The movie is shot from the killer's point of view, and is so needlessly graphic and violent from the outset that it caters to voyeurism more than it critiques it.

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Maniac

13 Mar 20131 star

Gratuitous slasher remake with a lead performance by Elijah Wood

This slasher remake takes the concept of William Lustig’s controversial 1980 original, focusing on Frank, a loner sociopath who brutally murders beautiful women, and increases the repellent-factor by virtue of a much higher gore budget and a decision to…

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