SHOT MONEY SHOT MANIAC
THIS MONTH’S BIGGEST TRAILER MOMENT
Not much was known about Maniac, a mysterious new Netflix show that appeared to be set in a hospital. Was it just another bog-standard ER rip-off? As this wild first full trailer revealed: no, emphatically not. Opening on a creepy pharmaceutical trial, the trailer travels into the drug-addled minds of Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, journeying through a dizzying array of hallucinogenic psycho-lands, traversing 1950s glamour, 1980s domestic bliss, animation — and, as this startling shot demonstrates, even a bit of elven-eared high fantasy. Sunshine ‘Eternal Of The Spotful Mind’? ‘Netflix and pill’? Whatever the hell it is, strap us into the straitjacket. We’re ready.