There’s been plenty of buzz around Franck Khafoun’s remake of William Lustig’s 1980 horror masterpiece Maniac. Now those of you in the New York area can get your first look at this nightmarish new film. We’ve got the details on the NY premiere. Read on!
The Film Society at Lincoln Center’s Scary Movie Series will present Maniac (review) on October 27 at 8 p.m. with director Franck Khafoun in attendance. This remake of Maniac was produced by Alexandre Aja who also penned the new screenplay with frequent collaborator Grégory Levasseur and C.A. Rosenberg. Elijah Wood stars as the brutal Frank Zito. Also in the cast are Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, America Olivio and Jan Broberg.
Check out the official website for the Film Society at Lincoln Center Scary Movie Series. If you haven’t checked out the trailer for Maniac yet, do yourself a favor and scroll down. It’s wicked!
From the Press Release
This brilliant remake of William Lustig’s beautifully repulsive 1980 masterpiece was taken on by the Gallic duo of Alejandra Aja and Grégory Lavasseur (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha). No stranger to filmic exercises (like their long-take-heavy debut Haute Tension, Aja and Lavsseur team with director Franck Khalfoun to create the rare occurrence of a full-length “POV” film (ala Enter The Void)), shooting all the action from the killer’s sick perspective. Elijah Wood brings this perspective to terrifying life as the film’s villain/protagonist- showing how his famous gaze can go from mesmerizing to unnerving with just a shift of the light, and a little change of context.
Screening time: Saturday, October 27th, at 8PM with director Franck Khafoun in person.
Maniac will be released by IFC Midnight in spring/summer 2013.
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