Directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur, Maniac casts Elijah Wood in the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past when he was abused by his own mother. —DreadCentral.com
I think honorary director of the film was pope. Why these kinds of "moral" issues make someone maniac? Sex workers children should be maniac or people who use cocaine on their children should be maniac too. These kinds of preservative male dominated and hetero normative gaze have to pass away. If you "remake" you should enrich rhetoric. Otherwise, Caligari references makes so cheesy to visualizing your statement.
Elijah Wood jumps on the remake train. How horrible! Actually, after 30 minutes we warm up to this new Frank, and while the film lacks the punch or interest that the original 1980 version holds on the viewer (Joe Spinell is still the better actor, and I hate to say that this well done update is a bit boring) it has to be said that it has style. As with a few other classic slashers, best parts are sans the killing.