Maniac Synopsis
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his...
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The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
It'll get your blood pumping, before it starts spilling down your forehead.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
It still works its way under your skin and, by the time the highly disturbed Frank’s casualties come back to haunt him en masse, cuts...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Its audio-visual overload testifies to a group of filmmakers' belief that some films are made to be remade.
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By William Goss
Maniac is a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there’s no way that it’s polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie shouldn’t be dismissed outright, either. It’s a creepy experiment that stays with you.
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Total Film

By Jamie Graham
The scuzz-chic visuals, sleaze-synth score and deep-cutting gore are effective, and shooting from the killer’s POV proves a valid USP. But...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Slasher-movie fans, however, need not be put off by the stylized camera work and arty patina: this is down and dirty genre filmmaking, and...
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Village Voice

By Chris Packham
Khalfoun makes the audience privy to Frank's memories, migraines, and jarring hallucinations of his mother's recalled abuses.
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By Rob Nelson
This merciless work of anti-entertainment is arguably admirable for being as disturbingly disgusting as it wants to be.
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By Ian Buckwalter
That makes the latter portion of the film much more successful than what precedes it, an improvement aided by the fact that the POV device...
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Bloodiest movie ever made!!!

By nataliemariepool
First to start off, I love Elijah wood's work and him as a person he's so sweet! He did a fabulous job in this! He actually freaked me out a little! And I loved Anna/ Nora arnezeder she was good too!...


By Kylie09
Restarted as hell...

Elijah is Brillant

By Kym02
Best horror film of 2013...


By cjnwo4life
Awesome film. Much better than the original. Elijah's performance was very good....

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Been a while I saw a good serial horror flick lik this...

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Rated NR