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See Frodo go bad in a new trailer for Franck Khalfoun’s “Maniac”, which will be making its Stateside debut on all your favorite VOD outlets next month. Yes, you’ll be able to watch the good guy go totally bad in the comforts of your home, which means you can elect to watch this movie while wearing your hobbit outfit and no one will judge you for it. Well, except the guy looking back at you in the mirror, which seems to be a major motif with “Maniac”, given that the entire movie takes place entirely from Frodo’s eyes.
Check out the new theatrical trailer for “Maniac” below. You’ll never watch “Lord of the Rings” without expecting Frodo to spin around and stab Sam in the face ever again. You can also read our very positive review of “Maniac” here.
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 Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
Starring Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Morgane Slemp, Sammi Rotibi, Sal Landi, and Genevieve Alexandra.
Slashing on VOD and iTunes this June 21st.
Get more images and videos in our “Maniac” preview page.