As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Genres: Horror,
Production Company: Canal+, La Petite Reine, Studio 37, Ciné+, IFC Midnight,

Maniac - I Warned You Not to Go Out Tonight. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 26-12-2012
  • Runtime: 89 Minutes
  • Popularity: 8.21
  • Vote Count: 793
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0
  • Budget: USD 6,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 31,081
  • Region: France ( FR ),
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Joe Spinell-Writing Joe Spinell Writing (Original Film Writer)
Thomas Langmann-Production Thomas Langmann Production (Producer)
Maxime Alexandre-Camera Maxime Alexandre Camera (Director of Photography)
William Lustig-Production William Lustig Production (Producer)
Grégory Levasseur-Writing Grégory Levasseur Writing (Screenplay)
Alexandre Aja-Writing Alexandre Aja Writing (Screenplay)
Alexandre Aja-Production Alexandre Aja Production (Producer)
Stefania Cella-Art Stefania Cella Art (Production Design)
Lisa Fields-Production Lisa Fields Production (Casting)
Alix Taylor-Production Alix Taylor Production (Executive Producer)

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John Chard

Mannequinac! Having not seen the original film that this is a remake of, I have no frame of reference. Entering into it oblivious to any sort of bias or guideline, this Maniac proves to be a nifty shocker, one that is not without style even as it puts churnings in your stomach. It's the stylings that I imagine have upset a lot of horror fans, the first person approach and avant-garde sheens strip the pic of genuine suspense. Yet it's a brave film in that respect, as is the casting of Elijah Wood as the titular maniac. Story is hardly original, boy had major mommy issues to deal with and has grown up disturbed. He has taken a career creating mannequins, but with real lady hair! Cue a bloody rampage of scalping - but wait! A pretty lady photographer has befriended him... So it is what it is, a film that's grotty in narrative thrusts, yet one that's plush of cityscape photography and POV daring. An odd blend for sure, so it goes without saying, all these things need to be of interest to the viewer for it to butter your bloody sandwich. 7/10

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