Elijah Wood Goes Psycho Killer in the New ‘Maniac’ Trailer


Who knew Elijah Wood had a Patrick Bateman role in him? Director Franck Khalfoun’s remake of William Lustig’s grisly 1980 horror classic Maniac finds the one-time Frodo playing the role of a crazed killer of young woman. This revamp has a twist, however: it’s told almost entirely subjectively, from the point of view of its title character, in a first-person style not often attempted for a full film (Robert Montgomery’s Lady in the Lake is one of the few previous examples). Here, in placing the audience in the shoes of a crazed killer, they appear to have cooked up something genuinely disturbing. Here’s the new trailer:

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