Khalfoun says audience members have vomited and fainted which he takes as a compliment. “In an LA screening somebody passed out, which I pat myself on the back for.”
Film #103 of 2013
Director: Franck Khalfoun Cast: Elijah Wood [Frank], Nora Arnezeder [Anna] & America Olivo [Frank's Mother]
Plot: The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist. Source IMDB.com
Hipster Review: Maniac is ultimately better than your standard slasher fare with its fleshy explosiveness and a seductive soundtrack pulled straight from Cliff Martinez’s composition in 2011′s Drive…it’s raw gore may not appeal to all tastes but I was impressed enough by Franck Khalfoun’s stylish ‘point of view’ direction and the casts overall performance to highly recommend it. Watched May 10, 2013.
“I will never, ever, let them take you away from me. You’re mine now forever. And, I’m so happy.” Frank
- Internet fishing, migraines, split personalities and anxiety
- Mannequin fetishes, coke and threesomes
- The lovely Nora Arnezeder as french photographer Anna
- Martin the toothpaste commercial king gets it good in the mouth
- Stapling victims hair to Mannequins
Biggest Surprise: How bloody disgusting the scalping scenes were.
Biggest Let Down: It’s voyeuristic nature may turn viewers off.
Does the guy get the hot girl in the end? He gets a whole bunch of hot girls but they’re all made of plastic.
Worth a Blu-ray purchase? As much as I enjoyed the film, I think I’d be happier to just buy the soundtrack on iTunes.
Similar to: Manic , Don’t Go in the House .
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Posted on May 13, 2013, in 2013, Movies watched in 2013 and tagged America Olivo, Elijah Wood, Filmhipster, Franck Khalfoun, Maniac, Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies, Nora Arnezeder, Review, Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 69 Comments.