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Watch The Opening Scene From ‘Maniac,’ Bloody Disgusting’s #1 Horror Movie Of The Year!!

Via various French press outlets comes the opening 6 minutes of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac, which was named my #1 horror film of 2012.

In the film reviewed here, “Elijah Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.

IFC is set to release the remake of William Lustig’s classic 1980 slasher.



  • djblack1313

    ARGGGHHHH!! i’m so tempted to watch this but i will wait! i definitely plan on seeing this but i want to see it with “fresh eyes” so to speak. i can’t wait!

    • Aaron Emery

      I gave in and watched it 🙁 looks great!

      • djblack1313

        AARON DON’T TELL ME YOU WATCHED IT!!! IT’S GOING TO TEMPT ME TO WATCH IT!!!! (joking! LOL). i really want to watch it but i’m going to wait….i think! LOL. how’s the musical score in it thus far?

        • Aaron Emery

          The score is great here, I kinda reminds me of an eerier version of the music from DRIVE haha.

          • djblack1313

            Aaron, that sounds awesome! it’s funny, i literally was just re-watching DRIVE last night! awesome movie!

  • Ravinus

    Told you not to scream, bitch! I can’t wait for this to get released. I love the look of the original and I like that this one looks gritty and grimy too.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    That was awesome, I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • diapers

    Wow. Can’t wait to do a double feature… maniac, maniac.

    • PatrickxJonathan

      It can cut you like a knife
      If the gift becomes the fire
      All the while you’re stuck between
      What’s will and what will be

      She’s a maniac, maniac at your door
      And she’s dancing like she never danced before
      She’s a maniac, maniac at your door
      And she’s dancing like she never danced before

      • djblack1313

        Patrickx, LOL! 🙂

  • EvilHead1981

    Damn…. that MUSIC!!! The synth score, hell, even the melody, is totally retro(in a good way, of course). I was kinda hesitant at first, but this is looking good. Love everything about this 6 minute preview/intro. I heard those who saw this say it’s probably one, if not, THE greatest horror remake of the past decade or so. Most who say crap like that I’m hesitant to believe, but after watching this, hey, maybe it will be!!!

  • STRIK9

    I knew this film was gonna be good from that first clip/trailer I saw months ago.

  • Lucianivision

    Awesome opening, and best “teaser” too. I want to watch the rest immediately!


    I’m definitely going to see this

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