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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anna
... 80's Man 1
... Frank's Mother
... Jessica
... Judy
... Rita
... Alley Man
... Martin Nunez (as Joshua De La Garza)
Alex Diaz ... Puppeteer #2
... Lucie
Eli Dupont ... Young Frank
... Waiter
... Nick
Devra Korwin ... Saleswoman
... 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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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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2 January 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alexandre Ajas Maniac  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,571, 23 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,551, 7 July 2013
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2.35 : 1
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We don't see Frank's face until 12 minutes into the film. 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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References Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) See more »

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Prelude No.1 in C major
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello : Frederic Deville
Piano : Sébastien Maigne
© 2012 La Petite Reine
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Well done but stomach-churning
22 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a very gory and bloody film and unless you don't mind watching these types of films you won't like it.

I've not seen the original so I can't compare the two. Elijah Wood is an actor I like and he is excellent in this as the serial killing maniac. I found it hard to get into the film but this is one film that gradually improves as it goes along rather than fades away.

Along with the bloody horror there are a number of really tense scenes. It is the most unsettling film I've seen in a while. Maniac is well filmed and uses some very interesting filming techniques. I can't say I enjoyed watching it too much was a bit too sadistic for my taste. However for it's type this is a very good effort.


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