Category: Feature Film
Production year: 2011
Release date: 02/01/2013
DVD release date: 03/07/2013
VOD rental start date: 03/07/2013
Director(s): Franck Khalfoun
Cast: Elijha Wood, Nora Arnezeder
Scriptwriter(s): Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur
Production company: La Petite Reine | Alexandre Aja
French Distributor: Warner | Orange Studio
International sales: Warner | Orange Studio | Reines Sales
Video edition: Orange Studio
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Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.