FRIGHT EXCLUSIVE: Elijah Wood And Franck Khalfoun Talk Maniac Remake!

The stylish remake of the horror classic MANIAC hit theaters and VOD this past week. Icons Of Fright’s intrepid correspondent Graham Denman and Strictly Splatter’s Jose Prendes had the awesome chance to sit down with the director Frank Khalfoun and star Elijah Wood to talk about the film, the future of the genre and which […]

EXPLOITATION ALLEY: MANIAC(1980)!!

Holy moly, this Exploitation Alley article is long overdue, as it’s been a month since the last one (sorry!). In anticipation of Franck Khalfoun’s MANIAC remake coming out next month, I thought that I would revisit the original 1980 film and spend some time on it. So hold onto your scalps, and watch out for […]

REVIEW – MANIAC (2012)

*Warning: Mild spoilers primarily about technical aspects of the movie follow. Like most genre fans, anytime I hear the news about yet another remake, I sigh and ask myself “why?” But I’ve also decided that these remakes need to be looked at on an individual basis. For example, MANIAC. The basic plot (or lack thereof) […]

Elijah Wood Brings MANIAC Remake To Cinefamily in LA!

As skeptical of some reboots as I am, one upcoming film that I’m very anxious to see is the Elijah Wood starring remake of MANIAC, the 1980 horror classic directed by William Lustig. Being a huge fan of the original, and the insanity that Lustig along with writer/star Joe Spinell created, I really didn’t feel […]

IFC Midnight Scalps Up Aja & Khalfoun’s MANIAC!

Apart from Magnolia & it’s genre arm Magnet Releasing, the other particularly excellent independent distributor would have to be IFC. Over the years they’ve brought us such esteemed fare like Stake Land, Kill List, and like it or not Human Centipede 2 through their Midnight moniker. Those ready to rip a scalp off to see […]

First MANIAC Remake Reactions Roll On In!

We’ve seen a handful of images and we’ve seen the red-band trailer, but now the new updated version of MANIAC has officially made it’s world premiere at Cannes Film Festival and the first word of mouth on the film is making its way on-line. Based on the original 1980 “slasher” exploitation classic by William Lustig […]

See The POV Of A MANIAC! First Teaser Trailer!

Just a few days ago, we got a look at the first few images from Frank Khalfoun’s MANIAC in anticipation of the films’ premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. And now, we have a teaser trailer… well, sort of. It’s about a minute and a half of a trailer and it seems to cut off […]

Elijah Wood Is A MANIAC! First Photos From The Remake!

P2 director Frank Khalfoun is remaking William Lustig’s seminal 1980’s grimy psychological slasher MANIAC, with Elijah Wood vacating the role of Frank Zito that late legendary actor Joe Spinell made so iconic. It’s no surprise to see frequent Khalfoun collaborator Alexander Aja behind another remake after making a successful string of them that includes updates […]