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New Images From Maniac Remake

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:32 am by Jess Hicks

Ah remakes, they will never end! However, I am mildly interested in this one mostly because I don’t really care for the original. Alexandre Aja decided to take hold of this project some time ago and it had all but fallen of the map until recently.

The premise of the story is a serial killer with major mommy issues who murders women and puts their scalps on mannequins. The original is gritty and dark, not the tone of the film I mean it looks like there were two lights used on the set at all times. There just isn’t anything appealing to this film, it’s dull and the writing lacks.

Maniac 1

That being said, I was very surprised it was being remade since most remakes are of movies people have actually heard of. But if it has to be remade it mine as well be done by Aja who has had some minor success in his remake of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha. Aja is also directing the film adaptation of Joe Hill’s (son of Stephen King) novel “Horns”.

So let’s take a look at these new stills featuring the stars Elija Wood and Nora Arnezeder! Maniac is due to hit UK theaters March 15th, 2013.


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    • I enjoyed the crap out of The Hills Have Eyes remake. The tagline for it was awesome, "the lucky ones die first." Terrifying. That's coming from someone who LOVES the original. Piranha was pretty silly, but I loved the nod to Jaws at the beginning. Show me the way to go home…

      • Jess Hicks

        I agree, the remake of THHE is really great. Piranha I like because it is funny and it doesn't take itself to seriously. Like I said the remake of "Maniac" can't be any worse than the original!

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