Fair warning: if you’re at work, perhaps it’s best to save this trailer until your boss is at lunch. And you may not want to be eating lunch yourself when you watch it. The trailer for Maniac finds Elijah Wood starring in a remake of the classic 1980 slasher film of the same name, starring Joe Spinell (you know, the guy contractually obligated to be in every New Hollywood film ever) and directed by B-movie king William Lustig. And the trailer for the remake, well, let’s say it leaves little to the imagination.
The Maniac revamp features Woods as a—you guessed it—maniac with some serious mommy issues and proclivity for scalping the everloving hell out of women, in order to feed his scalp fetish (yes, his scalp fetish). Things get complicated when the murderous mannequin store owner meets a woman name Anne and grows close to her, driving his need to murder and scalp to even more maniacal heights.
So it’s not your typical horror movie fare, Maniac was directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe) and written by Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur & C.A. Rosenberg. The film does not yet have a release date, but we’ll keep you updated as news develops. Check out the trailer below.
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