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Maniac (2012)

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Starring (View all)
Brian Ames Brian Ames
80's Man 1
America Olivo America Olivo
Frank's Mother
Joshua De La Garza Joshua De La Garza
Martin Nunez
Megan Duffy Megan Duffy
Lucie


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Alexandre Aja Alexandre Aja
(screenplay)
Grégory Levasseur Grégory Levasseur
(screenplay)


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Not-Bad Remake of an Unwatched Original

7 years, 11 months ago at Nov 13 17:24
Admittedly, I have never seen the 1980 original of "Maniac," which, for all it's guts and gore, turns out to be a pretty decent psychological slasher movie. Physically Elijah Wood isn't a great stand-in for the apparently imposing, plain Joe Spinell but he still manages to turn in a good (if slightly over-acted) performance as the lead psycho. Frodo ain't here Mrs. Torrance.

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Description: 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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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. ... (more)
Release date: 27 December 2012
Tags: Horror (6), Remake (4), 2012 (4), 2010s (3), Serial Killer (3), (3), Mannequins (2), Obsession (2), Nude Woman Killed (1), Photographers (1), Watched 2013 (1), Ameridan (1), Strangling (1), Abusive Mother (1), Scalping (1), Sociopath (1), Thriller (1), Psychopath (1), Insanity (1)
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