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Watch the First 6 Minutes of Maniac with Elijah Wood

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Elijah-Wood-in-ManiacRemaking the 1980 American horror of the same name, Maniac stars Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder, and has been earning promising reviews on the festival circuit since its Cannes debut last year.

Due to hit the big screen in the UK in March, we caught a rather excellent red-band trailer back in November, and with its release just over two months away, the first six minutes of the film have been released online to tease what’s to come.

“Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.

Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.”

Franck Khalfoun (P2) is behind the camera, directing from a script co-written by past collaborators Alexandre Aja and Grégory Lavesseur (Switchblade Romance), with whom he co-wrote the script on P2, and newcomer C.A. Rosenberg.

Maniac is set to be released in the UK on 15th March, and should make for a fine horror in the spring. No word yet on a US release date, but IFC Midnight have acquired the Stateside rights, so hopefully it will be landing at the same time. For now, here are the first six minutes to help you dip a toe in the water.

Please note, this is very NSFW!