Franck Khalfoun has reunited with his P2 writers Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur to bring us this remake of William Lustig’s 80s slasher Maniac (which had a great and gory poster) and this new trailer is effective, brutal and casts former Hobbit Elijah Wood is a whole new light.

It may be the fact that Michael Powell’s brilliant Peeping Tom is seared into my brain but I can’t help seeing a little of Carl Boehm’s performance in Elijah Wood here, albeit in trailer friend short stabs of action, but it will be Wood who carries this, and the man needs to engage before he can engorge. That’s a very tenuous piece of wordplay but the truth of it remains.

Fans of condensed plot summaries will chew up this synopsis,

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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.

Here’s your trailer which came from the chaps over at Bloody Disgusting, which is appropriate.

Given the graphic nature of the images consider this NSFW won’t you? I’d hate to be responsible for anyone getting fired. Particularly this close to a long weekend.

  • Jimmy

    The top image reminds me of his portrayal of Kevin in sin city, hes can work the creep look when he needs to!