Franck Khalfoun's graphic reboot of the cult horror classic has been banned from public screenings and home video by the NZ Government. Read on for the full story.
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!
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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'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.
While there's no official release date confirmed as of press time for 'Maniac's US release, Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 "slasher" cult classic arrives in UK theaters on March 15th. And along with it comes a brand new theatrical trailer for the UK release which boasts a bevy of (much deserved) critical praise for the update. Elijah Wood...