Short Shrift Theater: Maniac

MANIAC is a short film inspired by the  Kid Cudi song of the same name. It is not a music video and it has no reference to the song content. Directed By Shia Labeouf for Grassy Slope and Ragin4Dayz Productions, the film documents the exploits of two serial killers, played by Cudi and Chris “Cage” Palko. The film is shot entirely in French.

This one makes me question what Kid Cudi and his pal Shia Labeouf talk about when they are smoking weed together because this short film is just bizarre.


  1. jmount43 · July 9, 2012

    Kid Cudi: Dude, you remember those movies with the giant robots that could like transform into cars and shit?

    Shia: Dude, that was Transformers.

    Kid Cudi: Yeah, man. Those movies sucked.

    Shia: Dude! I was in those movies, man.

    Kid Cudi: Really?

    Shia: Really.

    Kid Cudi: Well, that explains it.


    • Derek · July 10, 2012

      I could see that conversation taking place under a cloud of smoke.


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