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Maniac (2013)

Maniac

Overview


Genre

Horror, Mystery

Release Date

June 21, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

100 min.

Studio

IFC Midnight

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Franck Khalfoun

Producer

Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur, William Lustig, Thomas Langmann

Screenwriter

Alexandre Aja, Gregory Lavasseur

Starring

  • Elijah Wood as Frank
  • Nora Arnezeder
  • Sal Landi
  • Liane Balaban
  • Sammi Rotibi
  • America Olivo
  • Megan Duffy
  • Genevieve Alexandra
  • Jan Broberg

Story


Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.

Pictures (30 photos)


Poster of IFC Midnight's Maniac (2013)
Nora Arnezeder stars as Anna in IFC Midnight's Maniac (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Maniac doesn't quite reach the heights of that great horror film; it's a bit too self-aware..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..the structure of the film is 89 minutes of brutality with a college degree. This is a warning, not a recommendation..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..Mr. Khalfoun nearly makes the film about pitying the panic-prone killer; the camerawork lacks the ominous, confident glide of much Steadicam horror..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]