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This NSFW trailer for the remake of Maniac starring Elijah Wood is disturbing

May. 17, 2012by: George Merchan
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Oh, Frodo.

Much like what was done with him in SIN CITY, director Franck Khalfoun and writer Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HIGH TENSION) have subverted Elijah Wood's inherently sweet and adorable features and brought out their hidden creepiness for MANIAC, the remake of the 1980 horror thriller that starred the great Joe Spinell. And so far, this looks pretty good.

Below we have a NSFW teaser trailer that was first featured on the Cannes website. For some reason, the encoding of the original video is all off, but FirstShowing.net has attempted to fix it and posted a video of their own which you can check out below. Note that the final portion of the trailer is missing due to the encoding error, so please make due with it until a better version comes along.

MANIAC will soon premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival. There is no North American release date as of yet.

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 Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Nora Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.

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4:55PM on 05/17/2012

well....

It looks to be Ok, but some of those women look bigger than he is. The could probably fit him in their purses.. Just sayin...
It looks to be Ok, but some of those women look bigger than he is. The could probably fit him in their purses.. Just sayin...
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3:28PM on 05/17/2012

FUCK YES

This looked frakin nuts ;) I'm glad wood is takin on these roles :) had a very american pyscho feel to it
This looked frakin nuts ;) I'm glad wood is takin on these roles :) had a very american pyscho feel to it
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1:00PM on 05/17/2012
Looks sufficiently twisted , Elijah could kill it , pun intended , in this role as the notorious psycho . If AJA has anything to do with it , you know it will be twisted .
Looks sufficiently twisted , Elijah could kill it , pun intended , in this role as the notorious psycho . If AJA has anything to do with it , you know it will be twisted .
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12:02PM on 05/17/2012

So far, so good...

visually, it looks quite well done. I like the FP look, it suits a film like this.
visually, it looks quite well done. I like the FP look, it suits a film like this.
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9:56AM on 05/17/2012

Ehhh

Not really digging the first person perspective.
Not really digging the first person perspective.
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9:51AM on 05/17/2012
Get the rest of the trailer. Way to get me going then and crap out in the middle. I hope this movie pans out, that partial teaser creeped me out.
Get the rest of the trailer. Way to get me going then and crap out in the middle. I hope this movie pans out, that partial teaser creeped me out.
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7:56AM on 05/17/2012
Elijah Wood will make an adorable serial killer!
Elijah Wood will make an adorable serial killer!
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6:52AM on 05/17/2012

Lord of the Killings

Kinda abrupt preview, but seeing Frodo as a crazy dude has a nice ring to it. Haha.
His eyes are perfect for an insane psycho. I'll keep my eyes peeled as he carves his way onto the big screen.
Kinda abrupt preview, but seeing Frodo as a crazy dude has a nice ring to it. Haha.
His eyes are perfect for an insane psycho. I'll keep my eyes peeled as he carves his way onto the big screen.
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