by Justin Krajeski
November 6, 2012 11:17 AM 0 Comments
Watch: Elijah Wood Gets His Hands Dirty in New Red Band Trailer for 'Maniac' (VIDEO)
Although Franck Khalfoun's remake of the 1980 American cult slasher film "Maniac" isn't scheduled to arrive in theaters until 2013, its international red band trailer is online now.
"Maniac" follows Frank, a mentally disturbed man-turned-serial killer who has an appetite for women and their scalps. Working in a mannequin shop by day, he eventually befriends a beautiful photographer (Nora Arnezeder) -- and before long, his grip on reality takes a few bloody turns for the worse.
With Elijah Wood in the title role, we see most of the trailer through his eyes as he chases after models, pops pills, prettifies mannequins and does his fair share of scalping. If nothing else, the trailer is not afraid to lay its cards on the table -- it showcases a psychologically complex, visually unique, mercilessly unsettling film with no holds barred.