IFC Midnight will be releasing director Franck Khalfoun’s thriller Maniac, at some point next year (no exact word on when, though). Written by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, Maniac is a reboot of director William Lustig’s 1980 cult pic of the same name. The film stars Elijah Wood as a serial killer and I was already pretty stoked to see this based on the trailer, and word-of-mouth from a recent LA screening has been amazing which has me even more amped.
In fact, Brad (Mr. Disgusting) has written a more positive review for it than I’ve seen him craft in some time. It’s also only the second film ever to receive our “editor’s choice” badge. “Again, it’s not for the faint of heart and I expect mainstream critics to scoff at it, but they’ll eventually be proven wrong. Relish in knowing that the new ‘Maniac’ is a horror film that our community will own and cherish for years to come.”
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