Frodo as a sexually frustrated serial killer? Since it was announced a few weeks ago, we’ve had a bit of time to get used to the idea that Elijah Wood would be playing the lead in the Alexandre Aja produced, Franck Khalfoun directed remake of William Lustig’s “Maniac.” Today Slasher Studios has two stills from the upcoming remake. Whether or not it will be a gender classic like the original remands to be seen. I’m guessing no…
“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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day LA, MANIAC is a re-boot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made – an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.”