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Maniac (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  2 January 2013 (France)
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As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

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Cast

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80's Man 1
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Jessica
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Judy
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Alley Man
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Martin Nunez (as Joshua De La Garza)
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Puppeteer #2
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Lucie
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Waiter
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Pharmacist
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Storyline

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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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

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Taglines:

I warned you not to go out tonight

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

2 January 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Ajas Maniac  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,571 (USA) (21 June 2013)

Gross:

$12,843 (USA) (28 June 2013)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Upon meeting Frank at the restaurant, Lucie says she's happy that he's not "Fat, with long black hair and greasy skin full of acne" which, whilst not flattering, would be an apt description of Joe Spinell's Frank, in the original. See more »

Goofs

When Lucie meets Frank at the restaurant, her underarms seem freshly waxed. Later in her apartment, there is visible gray stipple under her arms. This is likely a continuity error because hair does not grow that fast and the scene in question takes place immediately after the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [to his first victim] Please don't scream. You're beautiful.
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9 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is disturbing and disgusting but if you're watching it that's the point. It had a lot of points that made me feel -- for lack of a better word -- plain icky.

Elijah Wood does a great job dialing up the creep factor -- he is incredibly believable as an unadulterated psychopath. Maniac recently got banned in some locales because of its content, so that alone says that it does well in the horror genre.

It's unsettling, creepy, gross. It does what it sets out to do pretty well. The direction is good in this film as is the cinematography; for a remake it was exceptional!


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