‘Demons, stalkers, serial killers and psychopaths’
Maniacal is a 2016 British horror anthology feature film comprised of several shorts, plus a wraparound story, produced by
Sam Mason-Bell, Tony Newton, Jess Sinclair, James Atkins, and Jackson Batchelor for Trash Arts.
The shorts were directed by Rachel Stephens, Benjamin Sutton, Sam Mason Bell, Rob Ulitski, Wesley Kelly, James Atkins and Jackson Batchelor.
The movie stars William Coomber, Becky Mills, Jordan Hiscott, Tom Dangerfield, Betty Waterhouse, Julia Darley, Laura Covey, Simon Berry, Connor Knight, Suki Jones, Isabelle Kelly, Emy Lee, Bekah Patrick, Kyle Major and Rishky Patel.
“None of the individual segments feels of lesser quality than the rest, either in content or in technical quality. As nice as it can be to settle in with some filmmakers we’re familiar with, it’s also nice to find new ones and check out their work, and this one has a good mix of both. Maniacal represents what a well put together, independent horror film can be, despite the lack of budget or star power.” Sean Leonard, Horror News
“Maniacal is an anthology shot by a wide range of British directors which consequently has a bit for everyone, from the darkly comedic to the downright creepy, the gruesome to the atmospheric. And even if the films are of slightly varying quality, the general standard is very high” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash