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Elijah Wood-Starrer ‘Maniac’ Slashes Its Way To VOD

We are incredibly excited to report that Franck Khalfoun’s horror masterpiece Maniac, starring Elijah Wood in the terrifying lead role, will open in select theaters and on VOD platforms June 21.

We’re huge fans here on Bloody, and are quite proud of our “A modern horror classic” quote; we stand behind it 110% percent.

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 Frank (Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.

Check out the UK trailer and poster inside. It opens opens overseas on March 15.



  • coldblood

    Amazon France was supposed to release this in a few weeks on dvd, but then bumped it until June. Fuckers!!!

  • antonusklesk

    Just got in from an early screening and it was everything I expected, thoroughly enjoyed the movie in general but I’m in awe of the film style, only a couple of times did the first person perspective feel broken.

    Definitely worth your time, as most people are saying.

  • Zombie-Killa

    That poster is still mesmerizing. It’s taken the spot for my favorite movie poster this year, simply amazing.

    Yeah, I HIGHLY doubt I’ll find any screenings near, but I’m pretty sure I’ll buy the DVD eventually. I’ll rent it first (gotta go with discs, not a big fan of online VOD platforms), BUT if I just buy it without renting it first, AND I don’t like it, then I can blame Bloody Disgusting. After all, you guys labeled it as a modern classic, and you guys are 110% sure. lol.

    • Aaron Emery

      It is a beautiful poster, eh?

      • Zombie-Killa

        Yes it is! And I would buy the poster if I could find it!

  • anthonyd1

    I wish this was a nation wide release. There are some movies that I am fine with having VOD releases but not Maniac. I was very excited to watch this on the big screen because of all the critical acclaim. Now I am gonna have to wait to buy it on Blu Ray. So Disappointed.

  • Michael_M

    I purchased the original on Blu-Ray because I enjoyed it when I was younger. Sadly, not nearly as good as I remembered it being. One of the few times that a remake seems worth watching, especially with so much advance praise.

    If you stand behind your quote 110%, does that mean there are other quotes that you are less enthusiastic about?

  • Ravinus

    Can’t wait to see what they do with the shotgun head shot. It will be hard to top the original. I am really looking forward to this remake. And I love the original.

  • Aaron Emery

    FAHKING JUNE?!?!?!!

    • Zombie-Killa

      LOL! That was my initial reaction also! I can’t just watch the trailers anymore. No, that doesn’t feed my Maniac cravings, and NOW we have to wait three more months!!!! Ugh.

      • Aaron Emery

        I’m far too impatient for a June release. Could be worse though we’ve all been waiting on ‘You’re Next’ for how long now? And it’s still not being released until August! Agh!

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