Empire got their hands on the exclusive first quad poster for Franck Khalfoun’s stunning horror remake, Maniac, and we are extremely excited to show you the poster here. Why am I so excited to be showing you the poster? Well, first and most importantly, Maniac is the MUST-SEE horror film of 2013. If you are brave enough, and of a strong stomach and only plan on seeing one horror film this year, then make sure Maniac is it!
The terrific poster captures the nostalgic 80’s feel to parts of the film, yet brings the almost fluorescent type colouring bang up to date with today’s audience. The design of the poster reminds me of Nicolas Winding Refn’s superb Drive, but if you thought that film was violent, wait until you see Maniac! The poster also see’s star Elijah Wood as Frank, the ‘maniac’ surrounded by his mannequins, and you will simply have to see the film to understand why that image is so disturbing. Also very chilling is the wording on the poster: “I warned you not to go out tonight”. Yes, you shouldn’t have…
Directed by Franck Khalfoun, Maniac is written by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur. Elijah Woodd stars as the killer Frank, and the rest of the cast includes Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Liane Balaban and Sammi Rotibi.
Maniac arrives in UK cinemas 15th March 2013.
See all our previous stories, including my review here
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Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
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