MANIAC

Directed by Franck Khalfoun | Written by Alexandre Aja & Gregory Levasseur
US release date: June 21, 2013
Written by Alexandre Aja & Gregory Levasseur.
With Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder.
89 mins, France, 2012.



Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.  Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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 L.A., Franck Khalfoun's MANIAC, produced by Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HAUTE TENSION), and composed by Rob of the band "Phoenix", is a re-boot of the William Lustig cult film considered by many to be the most suspensseful slasher movie ever made - an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and projoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.


Opens in the US on 
- June 21, 2013 in NYC
- June 23, 2013 in Los Angeles at Downtown Independent

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: IFC Films

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