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!
The long-awaited Maniac remake is finally getting a limited theatrical release on June 21st (along with a full VOD release) and Mondo is celebrating with slick new posters and an LP.
We’ve been covering Franck Khalfoun’s remake of William Lustig’s cult hit Maniac for quite a while now.
The original Maniac caused some controversy when it came out in 1980. Featuring Frank Zito, a serial killer who specializes in scalping his female victims, Maniac raised the ire of many a feminist group.
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...
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The first six minutes of "Maniac" have hit the web.
Fans of William Lustig’s original story of scalp-loving slasher Frank may actually like what they see here in the trailer for Maniac.