Frodo Goes All Crazy In The New ‘Maniac’ Trailer

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IFC Midnight’s “Maniac” is under a month away from its release, OK, more like 29 days, but who’s counting. Yesterday, Apple.com released the first US trailer and a new poster.

Maniac” is set to hit theaters June 21, and will star Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) as a crazy killer whose point of view makes up most of the film. Franck Khalfoun, who directed “P2,” joins with writer/producer/director Alex Aja, who has worked on such great films such as “The Hills Have Eyes,” “Mirrors,” “High Tension,” and “Piranha 3D.” When these two come together, they always deliver top-notch films. And if you haven’t seen the original 1980 “Maniac,” rectify that immediately.

Check out the trailer below and poster after the jump:

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Maniac-Poster

A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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 and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob, the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Still now sold? Here is the first six minutes, enjoy:
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