With the release Elijah Wood’s first-person horror film “Maniac” only a month away, a new trailer for the project has premiered. It sets the mood of the story without giving too much of the plot away, and teases the type of scares the movie will deliver.
“Maniac” follows Wood as the “withdrawn owner of a mannequin store” whose urge to kill increases when he meets a young artist named Anna, played by Nora Arnezeder. The remake of the 1980 film of the same name already premiered at Cannes in 2012 and made the rounds in Europe earlier this year. It’s earned generally positive reviews, and will be given a limited release in the US on June 21 and will also be released via VOD.
When MTV News caught up with Wood at the Sundance Film Festival, he teased how the first person perspective of the movie will work. “You only ever see me in reflections and occasionally there are out-of-body experiences where you see more of me,” he said.
As for the fact it’s a remake, Wood explained, “I normally don’t love the notion of remakes. I’ve said that I’m averse to it, especially in horror films. But the approach was so different and so unique that I was really intrigued. It was fun.”
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