MANIAC - Single

MANIAC - Single

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(Michael Carreras, 1963)
Release date: 30 October 2017
Limited Edition Blu-ray

Although not one of Hammer’s best-known films, the lurid Maniac is a tightly paced and intricately plotted thriller, penned by the great Jimmy Sangster, and taking inspiration from both Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques and Hitchcock’s Psycho.

A young American (Kerwin Mathews, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) stranded in rural France takes up with local hotel owner Eve (Nadia Gray), and is soon involved in a plot to spring her criminally insane husband from an asylum...


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • White-Hot Terror: Inside ‘Maniac’ (2017, 11 mins): an analysis of the film by Hammer expert Jonathan Rigby and cultural historian John J Johnston
  • Hammer’s Women: Nadia Gray (2017, 8 mins): horror-film expert Lindsay Anne Hallam looks at the fascinating life and work of the Romanian stage and screen actor
  • Focus Puller Trevor Wrenn and Clapper Loader Ray Andrew on ‘Maniac’ (2016, 6 mins): original crew members share their memories of working with Hammer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original promotional material: extensive gallery of stills, lobby cards and posters
  • On-set photography: selections from the personal archives of writer Jimmy Sangster and director Michael Carreras
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Kim Newman, interviews with director Michael Carreras and writer Jimmy Sangster, and film credits

BBFC cert: 12