Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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 L.A., 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.
CAST AND CREW
Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Cast: Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder
PSST! STUFF TO KNOW!
“THE #1 HORROR FILM OF THE YEAR. The single best horror film of the year. Elijah Wood is haunting, chilling and makes for an off-the-charts suspenseful slasher.”
-Mr. Disgusting, Bloody-Disgusting.com
“A masterpiece and a deserving horror classic”
– Dread Central
“****! Works its way under your skin.’”
-Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
“Have a scary movie weekend with this movie. That’s what you do, get your buddies over and watch MANIAC. It’s frightening.”
– Jimmy Fallon
MANIAC is now available to watch in select theaters, Cable VOD, SundanceNOW and other digital outlets including iTunes. (The film is also available on Amazon Streaming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited, XBOX Zune, Google PLAY and YouTube)
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