Last year around this time the horror set in Cannes was all abuzz about Maniac, the Elijah Wood starring, Alex Aja produced remake of the cult hit horror film. A year later the film finally has a US release date schedules - June 21 - and a new trailer and poster has arrived for the US market.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a
reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful
slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force
performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life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
and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far
more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob,
the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and
profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a
killer and his victims.