Summary: MANIAC is incredibly well shot and masterfully acted. It is definitely style over content, but as most horror movies have neither of those things, MANIAC is surprisingly fresh and often completely terrifying.
Excerpt: I thought this was a pretty unique movie in terms of its POV format, violent nature, and subject matter. The storyline is relatively simple and the acting is unfortunately below par at times (ie. flat line delivery) but it held my interest throughout. It's very weird, creepy, and unsettling.
Summary: This movie is amazing, and it can't believe the metascore is only a mere 47/100. It should at least be in the 60s. Anyways, this is a great movie, with beautiful cinematography, an amazing soundtrack, solid acting, great special effects and interesting characters.
Summary: this movie was awesome! it was down right dirty and nasty and brutal. Frodo goes around scalping chicks and becoming more and more insane by the second. The film follows basically the same plot as the original although this time it is from a first person perspective.
Excerpt: And the Razzie for Worst Actor goes to...Elijah Wood for his performance in "Maniac," one of the worst horror films I saw this year. I don't usually pick on sweet, little Elijah, but he SUCKS as Frank Zito. He isn't convincing at all -- AT ALL -- as a serial killer.
Excerpt: This movie is hard to rate. It is odd, disturbing, extremely violent and sort of gives you a feeling of discomfort throughout the film. Don't go into this movie comparing it to the original "Maniac" or other horror films.
Summary: This is one of my favorite horror movies I have ever seen (only bested by the original Evil Dead). Wile a remake, it takes on an identity of its own. It is perfect. A true horror movie, no monsters, or demons, or jump scares, it is about a psycho rooted in realism. And oh what a psycho Wood makes.