The Franck Khalfoun directed and Alexandre Aja written/produced remake of William Lustig’s MANIAC has premiered a new international trailer, along with a gorgeous looking quad poster that’s endowed with a mighty quote of praise. The most exciting part about that is, judging from the festival screening reactions, and even our very own RobG’s highly enthusiastic review, the praise is warranted. Trust me on this Fright-fans, MANIAC ’12 is the real deal.
This UK trailer gives a small sample of the incredible score by Rob, which is available for streaming on Spotify and download on iTunes. It’s hands down one of my favorite soundtracks’ of the year (I listen to it in full at least twice a day), and I cannot recommend you check it out enough.
For our British readers, MANIAC ’12 opens in cinemas March 15th, and word is IFC Midnight is eyeing a Spring/Summer release date for us stateside.
Synopsis: “Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day LA, MANIAC is a re-boot of the cult filmconsidered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made – an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.“