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Maniac (2011)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror, Thriller | 31 October 2011 (USA)
Short horror mockumentary about a camera crew that follows two serial killers.

Director:

Shia LaBeouf

Writers:

Cage (song), Kid Cudi (song) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shia LaBeouf ... The Director
Kid Cudi ... Twisted Killer (as Scott Mescudi)
Chris Palko Chris Palko ... Dark Killer (as Cage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Ayers Ron Ayers ... Sound Man
Ariel M. Carlson ... Murdered Woman in Park
Jeremy Cook Jeremy Cook ... Pedestrian
Erika Hoveland ... Waitress
Bill Lumbert Bill Lumbert ... French Diner Stud
Sydney Lumbert Sydney Lumbert ... Hallway Girl
Melissa Marra Melissa Marra ... Restaurant Patron
Eric Adam Swenson Eric Adam Swenson ... Diner patron
Bryan Valko Bryan Valko ... Shotgun Murder Victim
Laurie Valko Laurie Valko ... Murder Victim
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Short horror mockumentary about a camera crew that follows two serial killers.

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Short | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maniac See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Musical artist Chris Palko's acting debut. See more »

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Flawed but interesting.
20 February 2012 | by CurtHerzstarkSee all my reviews

Actor Shia LaBeouf has been directing a few shorts and this one is the first I seen so far.

It's a short film horror mockumentary about two french speaking serial killers who is followed by camera crew. If this story sounds familiar, it could be that it looks like C'est arrivé près de chez vous/Man Bites Dog (1992, an infamous black comedy/mockumentary about a serialkiller who gets followed by camera crew.

It is not that interesting as a film, and LaBeouf seems more interested in style then substance, however that is the film's most enduring quality. Very slick cinematography, direction etc.

The black and white, saturated colors, the colorgrading is very pretty. Thechnically Shia LaBeouf has proved to me at least that he can direct, it's only the content that's missing.

Hopefully we will get to see a full feature film by Shia LaBeouf in few years, it seems that he is ready for it.


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