See The UK Trailer For ‘Maniac,’ Bloody Disgusting’s #1 Horror Movie of 2012!

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One of the perks and pains of owning Bloody Disgusting is that I get to see movies early – like, extremely early – which is great for pimping a film, but terrible for conversation. It still pains me that we can’t celebrate the release of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane here in the States, and from what I’m hearing, the release of Franck Khalfoun’s horror masterpiece Maniac is in jeopardy. I don’t know what’s going on just yet, but there’s word that IFC Films is having issues releasing the slasher remake starring Elijah Wood.

So, those of you in the UK need to celebrate the momentous occasion when Metrodome releases Maniac in UK cinemas on March 15. We’re huge fans here on Bloody, and are quite proud of our “A modern horror classic” quote; we stand behind it 110% percent. You’ll see it on the UK quad, as well as on the newly released UK trailer. On March 15 you’ll be able to write your own reviews and tell us if you agree. I’m dying to celebrate with some of you (if only I had an all region Blu-ray player).

In the remake, “Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

  • Kenzo

    Not to ridicule a classic but this looks like today’s American Psycho and yes I know this in one particular is a remake. Definitely have to watch this I’m hooked!

  • rgold

    This sucks, seems like we’ve been waiting forever for this. Are they having trouble cause they are trying to get a wide release? Can’t they always just go limited and then put it on IFC-Midnight V.O.D? I hope this doesn’t turn into another “Your Next!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000725101161 Brent Neidiffer

    Well hopefully now that it’s being released in theaters somewhere someone will put it up for download. Don’t get me wrong I will buy a copy of this movie the day it comes out, but this is some bull shit how long we have had to wait.

  • divisionbell

    Can’t wait to see this! Mandy Lane was really good (though the ending is debatable). Maniac is the one film I’m itching to see. Oh and livid.

    • djblack1313

      divisionbell, the shame regarding these foreign/foreign produced(?) horror movies (like LIVID and COLD PREY 2 which is JUST now getting released on disc here in the states even though the film is from 2008!!!) is they’ve been released (oftentimes they come to theaters and are already on disc) in many/most places that aren’t the states. i’m not advocating downloading/torrenting but year/years long delays on these (AWESOME!) movies, when they’ve been released in nearly every other part of the world, is not only a dumb business decision, but it’s unfair to the folks who WANT to see/buy these movies.

      p.s. divisionbell, i’m really interested in seeing what you think of LIVID! i watched it last year and it’s pretty good but not anywhere near as good as INSIDE imo.

      • Aaron Emery

        I’m not a big fan of torrenting and paid $80 for COLD PREY 2 about a year ago, you’re telling me it’s getting a US release finally?!? I feel like a sucker haha.
        That said I work in a video store and the owner just throws out the Ultraviolet inserts so now they are all given to me (I have fucking hundreds of these things, usually a week before release) is it illegal to sell/ give out these things? I have heard mixed things on that but I’m of the opinion that it was bought and paid for so why not…

  • Zombie-Killa

    That movie poster is EPIC! One of the best I’ve ever seen.

    Ugh, but the lack of US release date info is killing me!!! I hope any US release dates won’t spill over in 2014, because I’m dying to see this, but it might happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1657507951 HorrorGeek333

    I honestly forgot about Mandy Lane, really want to see that. Why is it always the ones with huge buzz that get delayed the longest? i.e. Cabin in the Woods, You’re Next, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. =(
    and yeah what happened to Livid?

    • rgold

      The Weinstein Company happened to livide. There was an article on this site about it not to long ago. There are ways to watch it tho and its definitely worth the effort to seek it out.

    • ihearthorror

      I watched Livide and it took me forever to find a copy with subtitles. When I finally did find a copy, the subtitles were a hot mess. But it was still worth it for the movies imagery. I’m sure the story was better, but the subtitles… yikes!

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Heart-Horror/338327476286206#

  • djblack1313

    rgold, i agree. Zombie-Killa i REALLY like this poster too! it’s beautiful.

  • ihearthorror

    Dying to see this movie! If anyone has seen this, please like my page on Facebook and give it a review!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Heart-Horror/338327476286206#

    Please tell your friends to like this page… the more info we can share about horror, the better!