Frank leads a solitary life as the owner of a mannequin store. At first glance, he seems like the kind of guy who wouldn’t harm a fly. However, there is something profoundly disturbing in his look; a dark, perverse secret that will reemerge following his encounter with Anna, a young artist who turns to him for help with an exhibit. Alexandre Aja and his partner in mischief Gregory Levasseur were in charge of writing and sponsoring this remake of William Lustig’s cult classic, one of the most violent slasher movies of the eighties. A challenge subscribed to by Elijah Wood, who gives his angelical image a radical spin as he steps into the shoes of a depraved psychopath.


Franck Khalfoun

He debuted as a director with the horror thriller P2 (07), that he co-wrote with Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, after which he made a foray into the action genre with Wrong Turn at Tahoe (09). Maniac is his return to horror cinema.

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Official Fantàstic Galas
Original language: English