The 2012 Cannes film festival is currently in full swing, with all sorts of exciting updates filling my feeds daily. But one of the more unexpected developments was this NSFW trailer for Franck Khalfoun’s (P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe) remake of William Lustig’s 1980 B-movie Maniac, which features nudity, gruesome violence and the scalping of women and mannequins. Elijah Wood stars as Frank, a psychopath with a history of childhood abuse who takes women’s scalps as trophies, and he looks creepier than ever here. The remake also stars America Olivo and Nora Arnezeder. I haven’t seen the original Maniac, but apparently it’s all kinds of sleazy and gory, and this remake doesn’t appear to be any different if this rather shocking sales trailer is any indication. I’m now more than a little intrigued to see how Maniac turns out, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one.
Watch the first, NSFW trailer for Maniac below (via Twitch).