Movie Review: ‘Maniac’

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ManiacDirector: Franck Khalfoun

Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, and America Olivo

Plot: A shop owner stalks attractive woman at night

Review:

This is a remake from what seems to me to be a pretty classic (or at least cult) horror flick. I have never seen it, so I don’t know how they compare. Just sayin’!

Elijah Wood plays Frank, the owner of a mannequin shop who by night stalks and kills women he sees on the street. He scalps them to keep as trophies and tries to remake them as one of his mannequins. When he meets an artist who takes a liking to his mannequins, he tries desperately to keep those urges quiet.

Maniac is shot entirely from the point of view from the killer reminiscent of a found footage movie.  It is its greatest strength and greatest weakness. Sharing the POV with the killer means that his delusions…

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