Modern visceral nightmare remake “Maniac” is getting some VHS love. The film directed by Franck Khalfoun, which stars Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo and Megan Duffy is due out on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films on October 15, 2013. Now it seems that the collectible VHS edition will be released by Mondo Video on October 22nd. It will be a highly sought after addition to horror fan collections as only 500 copies will be made. Check out the VHS cover art below.
Frank (Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings) leads a deceptively peaceful life: to the outside world, he’s a withdrawn and somewhat eccentric owner of a mannequin store. But his quiet façade masks an inner rage that forces him to brutally kill the women who manage to get too close to him. When a young artist named Anna (Nora Arnezeder, Safe House) appears one day at Frank’s shop and asks for his help with her new exhibition, Frank develops an obsession with her that threatens to completely destroy his already fragile psyche. Soon the streets become unsafe for any woman after dark as this newly-awakened maniac begins to stalk and kill. Based on the classic 1980 shocker, MANIAC is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.