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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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80's Man 1
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Jessica
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Martin Nunez (as Joshua De La Garza)
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Lucie
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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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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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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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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

Lucie: You are totally not what imagined.
Frank: Really? What did you imagine?
Lucie: Uh... fat, with long black hair and greasy skin full of acne.
Frank: You should see the other picture I was about to send.
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Goodbye Horses
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So very lame
2 May 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Disgusting and lame. The acting is just atrocious and the story is even worse. Gratuitous bloody actions that do nothing but make you either cringe or laugh or both. Not entertaining. Not thought provoking and above all just plain dumb. This film is an example of what films should not be and films that should never have left the drawing board. Pathetic. PS I feel that the people responsible should explain their motives for making this garbage but that would mean taking responsibility which I doubt any of them have the guts to do. In regards to the camera work. The cinematographer was actually trying his best but the direction made it almost impossible to keep consistency. The effect jkust never really worked and left you seriously wondering where the viewpoint was meant to be. I never felt like I was inside the character so why do it?


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