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Elijah Wood stalks, slashes, and scalps women in Franck Khalfoun’s “Maniac”, a film that has been getting a lot of airplay on the festival circuits and overseas, though it’s looking very unlikely that you’ll be able to watch Frodo murder people theatrically in the States. I could be wrong, of course. Until the film does become available Stateside in one form or another, here’s a new Red Band trailer from overseas. France, if my subtitle-readin’ skills are correct. “Maniac” is apparently a very good remake, according to our James Mudge, who recently reviewed the film.
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
Also starring America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Morgane Slemp, Sammi Rotibi, Sal Landi, and Genevieve Alexandra.
Get more images and videos in our “Maniac” preview page.