We actually missed Maniac when it screened at Frightfest back in the summer (which annoyed us), and the release of a new graphic trailer shows us just what we missed.

A remake of the controversial 80s splatter epic, Elijah Wood plays the titular bad guy, who has a taste for models – and scalping people.

The trailer shows plenty of gore, a flash of nudity and a brief homage to the original’s infamous poster.

Directed by Franck Khalfoun and written/produced by Alexandre Aja, Maniac is unleashed in cinemas in 2013.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle