Distribution: Warner Bros. France

A serial killer hunts for scalps in what should have been peaceful streets. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a display mannequin store, but his life takes a new turn when Anna, a young artist, asks him to help her with a new exposition. As their friendship grows, Frank becomes obsessed with her, unleashing long repressed impulses to stalk and kill.

Like a 21st-century Jack the Ripper roaming Los Angeles, Maniac renews Lustig’s cult film, considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher ever made. An intimate first person account, terrifying and complex, an endless nightmare of a killer and his victims.

Frank Khalfoun was born in Paris in 1968. His filmography includes P2 in 2007 and Wrong Turn at Tahoe in 2009. Maniac is his third feature film.


Country: France

Year: 2012

Duration: 1hr 30

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Producer: Thomas Langmann, Alexandre Aja

Screenplay: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur

Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre

Editing: Baxter, Franck Khalfoun

Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder