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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 (2013)

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

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    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This poor man’s Norman Bates, though, doesn’t make us wonder what makes him tick; he makes us want to shut our eyes. show more

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    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

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    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    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

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

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Laura Larson on Jul 24th, 2013 10:30AM

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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