Absolutely Gorgeous And Violent New ‘Maniac’ Poster By Jeff Proctor!

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Only 6 weeks until I can see Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (which Mr. Disgusting calls a masterpiece), starring Elijah Wood. It hits select theaters and VOD platforms June 21. Artist Jeff Proctor has designed a new poster (courtesy of AICN) for this “modern horror classic” (review here) that’s absolutely breathtaking.

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 Frank (Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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 it out below! And head to AICN to check out the red variant and album cover versions!

 
Source: AICN
  • sweetooth

    Y’know, these “mondo” style comic-booky posters are cool and all (definitely prefer them to the standard Photoshop photo montage), but what happened to the art of the hand painted poster ala Struzan,Boris Vallejo, etc?

    I guess when the studios decided it would be cheaper to just get somebody to shop a few headshots above or below a logo instead of paying a real artist to do a custom painting it pretty much killed the possibility of any new fine art talent getting into the business…you can only survive on foodbank kraft dinner for so long until you get scurvy.

  • janetgrey

    I’ve seen Maniac, and that’s about it.
    Cool poster, bro.

  • Aaron Emery

    Great poster, even better movie! It definitely was worthy of getting a wide theatrical release, what a shame.

  • djblack1313

    yeah, the movie was very good! it also has one of the best music soundtracks i’ve ever heard. i loved it so much i went out and bought it (yes, folks, I bought it! lol) off of Amazon.com. it’s fantastic. this movie (at least the unrated version) has some incredible gore parts. the scalping parts are jaw dropping.

    • Aaron Emery

      The score was great! The whole thing was very disturbing yet elegant! It’s definitely worth buying, the filmmakers deserve some support on this! When I finished it I had to take a few minutes to collect myself which doesn’t happen often.
      I wasn’t expecting such an emotional film **SPOILER** the ending felt like such a gut-punch, I was sympathetic to all characters (even Frank) and didn’t see such a tragic demise to all of them coming.
      If this had gotten a wide release I guarantee it would have been successful and possibly brought a more creative trend to us genre fans.

    • flesheater24

      Is it better the Drive ?

      • Aaron Emery

        Agh, it had the same throwback feel (both in the score and film itself) as ‘Drive’ but they are both equally great in completely different ways. I think the scores while very similar, eighties techno-ish, were also different enough that they fit each films tone and subject matter perfectly.
        I’m not sure that I made any sense there. Forgive me as it makes sense in my head.

  • KeepDoubting

    I’m more excited for the vinyl release!

  • BloodyBirthday

    Fantastic film, and yes the score is divine.

  • flesheater24

    I’m down for some fuckin gore. Been a while since I saw soem good gore. Evil dead wet me so much :)