Franck Khalfoun's grisly “Maniac” remake premieres on VOD today, and we've got an in-depth clip for you showing the creation of the film's realistic gore effects. Graphic spoilers ahead!
The two things that set 1981’s MANIAC apart from its murder-movie brethren—Joe Spinell’s performance, and the way William Lustig captured late-’70s Manhattan at its seedy
For those of you that are fans of the 1980 seminal "slasher" cult classic 'Maniac,' we've got a treat for you. Not only are we streaming the original 'Maniac' on our website for free this weekend to celebrate the release of the new remake, we've got a brand new video interview with William Lustig, the director of the original giving us all of his thoughts on the new 'Maniac'!
We sat down with the horror director to get the skinny on his strange new project, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Joe Hill's demonic anti-hero.
We've seen Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's "slasher" shocker 'Maniac' and we loved it. And now after a several festival screenings and an overseas release, the Elijah Wood fronted flick will finally hit US theaters for a limited engagement on June 21st courtesy of IFC Midnight!
It's not often that a remake can successfully capture the spirit & tone of the original, yet bring something new & unique to warrant a different interpretation of the same story in the first place, but in the case of 'Maniac,' director Franck Khalfoun and producer Alexandre Aja did just that.