Friday, May 11, 2012


William Lustig’s cult horror film Maniac is being re made--duh! The original film is about a schizoid serial killer who randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York. He seeks revenge for the mistreatment he received while being raised by his own abusive mother.

When I first heard they were remaking this film, I was so unsure because Joe Spinell's performance was untouchable. He oozed maniac! And when I found out that Elijah Wood (Frodo, The Lord of The Rings) took the lead role, I was still a bit unsure. But after seeing the stills, he fits the role perfectly!

In this film, 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, where he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he's getting revenge against his mother with each kill he performs.

Enjoy the still images below!


  1. I wasn't too fond of the original but Joe gave a great performance. I have to admit, I am excited that Elijah Wood is playing the lead. I loved him ever since his Frodo Baggins days. That's 10 years of lovin' baby! ;)

  2. Wood gives me wood! Uh, I mean... well, let's just say that I know the guy can do justice to the original creepiness. He's that good.

  3. Uh...not exactly sure how I feel about this. Elijah Wood, I'm not really fond of him...and I never liked LOTR at all (pop one in a DVD player and you'll have me asleep for the next half offense.)

    But, as a reviewer and an avid slasher fan, it's a must for me to see so, yeah. excited.