America Olivo cast as Frank’s Mother in ‘Maniac’ remake

Director Franck Khalfoun and producer Alexandre Aja’s Maniac remake has been making a few headlines recently, most notably the unsettling images of Elijah Wood playing crazed killer Frank Zito brandishing a rather large knife. You can see those images here.

Today’s news is of the more pleasant kind, and to be honest is just an excuse to post some rather tasty pictures of Ameica Olivo. The star of Bitch Slap, and who also appeared in the Friday the 13th remake, is set to appear in her biggest film yet in a very prominent role. According to IMDB she has been cast as Frank Zito’s bullying Mother and so will appear in the film in Zito’s nightmares. Not a bad casting choice I reckon.

IMDB also  reports that Morgane Slemp (Hostel: Part III, R.I.P.D., Dracula 3D, Total Recall), Sal Landi (Poe), Dan Hunter, Freedom (Gangster Squad), Délé Ogundiran, Steffinnie Phrommany and Joshua De La Garza will also star alongside previously announced Nora Arnezeder and Genevieve Alexandra.


Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.

(Source: IMDB)

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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