Maniac

2012

Action / Horror / Thriller

231
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 31283

Synopsis


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Cast

Elijah Wood as Frank
America Olivo as Frank's Mother
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
699.45 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 2 / 9
1.40 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 9 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michaeltrivedi 6 / 10

Worth A Watch For Horror Fans

I have been giving out a lot of 7's lately, so I am going to purposefully give this a 6. It definitely has it's boring points, but it depicts a serial killer in Los Angeles, bored with ordinary life. I can't really say it's a good movie, but it does it's job. It was fun to watch, but it wouldn't even be in my top 10 random horror movies to watch on a random Wednesday night.

6 Stars

Reviewed by gwnightscream 6 / 10

Pretty Good Horror/Slasher Remake!

Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder star in this 2012 horror remake of the 1980 film. Wood (The Faculty) plays Frank, a mentally disturbed, young man who is fixated on youthful beauty. He starts murdering women and removes their scalps to place on mannequins. Soon, he meets photographer, Anna (Arnezeder) and starts to fall for her. Eventually, Anna learns that Frank is not whom he appears to be. This is a pretty good remake, Wood is great in it, I like some of the POV shots and there's some gruesome make-up effects. I recommend this.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 2 / 10

Maniac: Highly uncomfortable viewing

Elijah Wood is a highly versatile actor, he's done everything bar play an action hero in his career and for the most part he's succeeded. A foray into a psychotic isn't a new thing for him as he did a competent job in Sin City (2005) but his character here is somewhat different.

First of all the entire movie plays out in first person through the eyes of our lead, the only time you ever actually see Wood is via a reflection (Which happens rather a lot) He's character is a mentally ill psychotic with a fixation for mannequins, mummy issues and a possible case of severe misogyny.

Though the movie looks very slick it's not easy viewing. I don't mean that because of the subject matter or the violent acts that take place but more the vibe that just didn't sit right with me.

America Olivo is a highly wasted actress and has a very small role in the film which I found to be a huge let down. Combine that with a dull lead female and Wood just making me cringe throughout and the cast failed on every front.

Maniac did nothing for me, left my skin crawling and I failed to see any entertainment value.

The Good:

Brutal death scenes

The Bad:

Horrible unnerving vibe to the whole film

Poorly cast

Awful finale

Things I learnt from this movie:

America Olivo deserves better roles

Scalping is really easy and can be completed in under 5 seconds

Our killer is fine killing innocent women but when a man calls him gay and dries his hands on his jacket he does nothing

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