The first images from the remake of the 1980 slasher pic Maniac have gone online. Elijah Wood stars as the owner of a mannequin store (that’s not creepy at all) who spends his spare time stalking prey on the internet and planning out his kills. The character suffers hallucinations that take him back to when his mother abused him, and he gains a sense of revenge against his mother each time he kills a victim. Franck Khalfoun (P2) directs this redo, and the film is actually slated to premiere as part of the Midnight lineup at next week’s Cannes Film Festival. These first images show an appropriately bloody Wood, female lead Nora Arnezeder, and a brain damaged mannequin.
Hit the jump to check out the images.
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Here’s the synopsis for Maniac:
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.