Elijah Wood takes on 80’s cult classic Maniac with a gory remake

Elijah Wood stars in Maniac, playing the role of Frank, the owner of a mannequin shop who develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist named Anna, played by Nora Arnezeder. Franck Khalfoun (P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe) directs the remake, which also stars America Olivo, Liane Balaban, Morgane Slemp, Sammi Rotibi, Genevieve Alexandra and Brian Ames.

The original 1980 cult classic Maniac was directed by William Lustig and starred Joe Spinell as Frank Zito, a psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, that kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. He eventually finds the perfect woman in a photographer named Anna D’Antoni (played by Caroline Munro), who might end his killing spree. FX legend Tom Savini handled makeup effects for the original Maniac and played a small role in the film.

Check out the trailer for Maniac, below.


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