– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s a serial killer with fetish for women’s scalps? That’s sick.

A full red-band trailer for the remake of Bill Lustig’s cult hit “Maniac” has been released—replacing an earlier teaser that was leaked online.

Here is the synopsis:

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Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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

A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day LA, MANIAC is a re-boot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made – an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

The slasher movie stars Elijah Wood (“Lord of the Rings”) and Nora Arnezeder (“Safe House”).

The Franck Khalfoun-directed horror movie does not have a release date yet.

Check out the NSFW red-band trailer below.

Source: TwitchFilm

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.