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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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Martin Nunez (as Joshua De La Garza)
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Puppeteer #2
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Lucie
Eli Dupont ...
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Waiter
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Nick
Devra Korwin ...
Saleswoman
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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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

The movie features the song "Good-bye Horses," by Q. Lazzarus. The song was also featured in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), another movie about a serial killer who skinned people and had issues with his mother. See more »

Goofs

When Lucie puts on music at her apartment the record is playing the 7" version of Q. Lazzarus's song "Goodbye Horses" while the actual record is clearly a 12". See more »

Quotes

Frank: [to his first victim] Please don't scream. You're beautiful.
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Performed by Robin Coudert and Chloe Alper
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See through the eyes of a killer
28 September 2013 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

This movie is shot extremely well. The whole movie is shot in the perspective on an intense serial killer that has extreme psychologic problems. This idea of shooting could of been a complete disaster, but they handled it masterfully. When watching this film you can feel the intensity and passion through the killer's eyes and watch as he carries out his psychotic cravings.

Elijah Wood is brilliant in this movie. Although you do not see him very often, his dialogue is extremely important. He adds emphasis on the creepiness of the character with his speech patterns.

This is a must see for horror/slasher lovers since it gives a whole new perspective on this genre.


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