A third poster for Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake has been released to support the films US release, and once again the artwork is delightfully chilling. In the latest poster, we see a slaughtered female lying on the floor, bloody splattered across the dressing table, and the reflection of Elijah Wood in the mirror.
The poster cleverly hints at the films unique POV filming style, and shows viewers the only way (bar one scene) that you will actually get to see Wood’s face when playing the extremely unhinged killer, Frank.
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.
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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Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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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