Maniac

Maniac

Directed by Franck Khalfoun

Elijah Wood stars in this gruesome remake of Bill Lustig’s serial killer classic about a troubled man whose childhood trauma leads him to murder and scalp beautiful women. Director Franck Khalfoun (P2) and screenwriter Alexandre Aja (HORNS) stick to the original’s story structure, but shoot the film entirely in first-person POV, which places the audience in the role of the killer, seeing what he sees and experiencing all the physical mechanics of murder in a uniquely chilling way. Dario Argento and DRIVE fans should appreciate the gorgeous Goblin-esque score.

Elijah Wood stars in this gruesome remake of Bill Lustig’s serial killer classic.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo

Member Reviews

What a gem of a movie!. Well executed. Thank you shudder.. 💀🖤💀🖤💀

DaRkLuNaR
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a month ago

Bit of a hidde gem. Creepy and gory. Very dark and weird in the best way.

tremblebones
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2 months ago

Gorfest and just brilliant

Hanny37
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2 months ago

Gruesome but innovative. A gore psychological thriller which is a rarity.

SuperAwesomeMe
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3 months ago

Not a great movie, but definitely not awful. The conceit of first-person POV makes this particularly innovative and uniquely unsettling, but a good deal of the acting could have been better. For the gorehounds, there are some great killings, and the acting tends to peak on the death scenes (which are TRULY brutal). I've never seen the original, but the story is flimsy and obvious enough to betray its source

aliceboy
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5 months ago