#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.
Plot: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop’s deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
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Updated for the internet dating era and given a first person point-of-view treatment that forces us to view everything from the title character’s perspective a la ‘Enter the Void’, this contemporary take on William Lustig’s ‘Maniac’ is more innovative than your average genre remake. While Elijah Wood’s face is often obscured due to the way the film is shot, the film also benefits greatly from his casting as, with big blue eyes and milquetoast mannerisms, he seems like anything but your average serial killer. There is also more attempt to explore his damaged childhood and his desire for a girlfriend. This time round, his love interest mistakes him for a gay platonic friend due to his obsession with “dolls” (mannequins) and reluctance to hit on her. The mannequins also figure better into the plot here with Wood actually owning a mannequin store. The film does, however, disappointingly ditch Joe Spinell’s curious obsession with photographs as a form of preservation from the first film, which in turn renders his dressing up of the mannequins a tad random. The violence, while quite graphic, also does not have the same shock value this time round, and while the film maintains the original’s semi-supernatural ending, the effect is not quite the same knowing that it is coming. Overall though, the 2012 ‘Maniac’ offers some substantial improvements on the original, the point-of-view cinematography is frequently breathtaking and the incorporation of ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ footage is excellent. The music is at least as atmospheric, if not more so, and Wood is really quite creepy.
Prisoner of View
I have to admit, I was a bit worried about the POV (hadn’t read about it, but it gets obvious pretty fast, how it was shot), but I have to admit it worked very good. Of course there are scenes that change perspective, but I need a second view to fully understand if there was more going on than met the eye.
Elijah Wood definitely put everything he has into the role. A role that was made famous in the 80s or rather infamous. And Elijah does live up to the mad reputation (his performance that is). This is not an easy movie to watch, but the title should have given you the first clue. Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of Elijah that his might be “Hollywood”, because it isn’t!
You can argue about whether you like the content or not, but you can’t argue about the artistic way it was shot. I reckon the movie will not reach German shores in its uncut g(l)ory version, but I can promise you, you won’t forget it, if you watch it
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Thriller
Director Franck Khalfoun
Writer Alexandre Aja (screenplay), Grégory Levasseur (screenplay), Joe Spinell (original screenplay)
Actors Nora Arnezeder, Brian Ames, America Olivo, Genevieve Alexandra
Country France, USA
Awards 4 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company La Petite Reine
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Panavision Ultra Speed Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm