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IFC Midnight has taken on Franck Khalfoun's redo of the sleaze classic.
Produced by Alexandre Aja, and starring Elijah Wood, the MANIAC remake is apparently all-POV, which could go a long way in encompassing you in Wood's seemingly eerie performance, and implicating you in his misdeeds. The initial trailer certainly gave off a depraved, Eurosleaze atmosphere and hopefully delivers on that hard hitting promise.
"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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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. A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day LA, MANIAC is a re-boot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made - an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims."
No word on release date just yet. You can see the NSFW sales trailer below.
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