Maniac (2012) from my point of view, is a good movie. Slashy horror classic and it’s really interesting how the camera’s perspective is from the main character’s eyesight.
I watched Maniac last night. I really, really enjoyed it, I’m not one for slashers and gore for gore’s sake and this was definitely neither of those— it is effectively a psychological slasher film I suppose but the gore is justified (and not all that bad) and the psychological aspects of the film and its style and depth more than balance out the blood and horror and they give it so much substance and make it so unique.
It’s a very complex film with an antagonist (who also serves as our protagonist funnily enough) who’s certainly very empathetic and three dimensional and you understand and experience the world and his actions through his psychosis which is very cool, Elijah Wood’s performance was top notch. Cinematography-wise it’s a very fucking stylish film, there’s some great shots in there and the use of POV was really effective and didn’t feel remotely overdone or uncomfortable.
So cool, moody and atmospheric and the soundtrack was killer too, only complaint is I wish I could have seen more which is a good complaint to have!
8.5/10, definitely give it a look if you’re up for something a bit different!
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