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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
A serial killer (Elijah Wood) removes his victims' scalps and attaches them to the vintage mannequins he restores in his late mother's shop.

Cast: Elijah Wood , Nora Arnezeder , Megan Duffy , Jan Broberg , Genevieve Alexandra , Sammi Rotibi , Joshua De La Garza , America Olivo

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Genres: Horror

Distributor: IFC Films

Maniac (2012)

Release Date: June 21st, 2013|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • Slasher-movie fans, however, need not be put off by the stylized camera work and arty patina: this is down and dirty genre filmmaking, and the various slaughters, excruciatingly detailed scalpings and other atrocities are no less gruesome because of the highfalutin approach. show more

  • That makes the latter portion of the film much more successful than what precedes it, an improvement aided by the fact that the POV device eventually feels less like the director trying to show off and more like an integral part of the story. But it's still not enough to save a remake that, rather than trying to fix the deep flaws of its source, just covers them in a shinier coat of paint. show more

  • Maniac is a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there’s no way that it’s polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy’s gonna make it to the end. show more

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Elijah Wood Serial Killer Film 'Maniac' Banned in New Zealand

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Laura Larson on July 24, 2013

IFC Midnight Elijah Wood's most recent turn as a serial killer, this time in the 2012 French-American horror remake "Maniac" (he previously played a psychopath who hungered after prostitutes in "...

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