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Scary Movies 6: 'Maniac' Remake Is A Perversely Pleasurable Mixture Of Pop Psychology And Slasher Movie Sleaze

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2012 11:10 AM
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Of course Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, the dirtbag auteurs that turned Joe Dante's gleeful "Jaws" send up "Piranha" into "Piranha 3D," a hilarious, excessively violent screed about American over-indulgence, would spearhead a remake of 1980's "Maniac," a notoriously misogynistic Bill Lustig horror movie whose poster, featuring a man holding the bloody scalp of a young woman, still elicits cries of outrage. Most filmmakers would be too scared to approach the material; it practically glows it's so toxic. But when thinking about these two, who also turned Wes Craven's backwoods horror romp "The Hills Have Eyes" into an angry, gore-soaked metaphor for Bush-era American intervention and culpability, well, why the fuck wouldn't they, really?

First Official Images Of Elijah Wood & Nora Arnezeder In 'Maniac' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 1:05 PM
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We gotta admit, when we first heard about Elijah Wood starring in a remake of the 1980 splatter pic "Maniac," we figured it was just going to be another run of the mill genre outing. And having Franck Khalfoun -- the guy who directed two movies you didn't see, "P2" and "Wrong Turn At Tahoe" -- at the helm didn't exactly bolster our confidence. But when the movie selected for the Midnight lineup at the Cannes Film Festival, we wondered, could it be something more?

Elijah Wood To Star In Remake Of 1980 Splatter Flick 'Maniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 1:50 PM
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It looks like Elijah Wood is ready to get back in touch with his evil side. After surprising many with his turn as the silent Kevin in "Sin City," the actor will followup his time in the shire by killing some people. Cinematically speaking, of course.

French Actress Nora Arnezeder Joins 'Safe House' With Ryan Reynolds & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:38 AM
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Jeff Bridges To Be Offered A Role?With filming set to begin soon on the thriller "Safe House" it looks like the supporting cast will be an interesting mix. Of course, toplining the picture are Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, and it was recently revealed that country singer and sometime actor Tim McGraw would be joining the ranks as well but now it looks like the film will be getting some international flavor.

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