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'Amityville: The Awakening' Trailer May Make You Fear for Cinema

2:25 PM 8/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
Well, it's been about 10 years since we've had an Amityville Horror sequel/reboot/spinoff in theaters, so it looks like 2015 is the year for an allegedly fresh spin on the oft-told tale of well-meaning suburbanites who make the mistake of moving into a haunted house where a crazy person once slaughtered his entire family.

Jason Blum Talks Insidious/Sinister Director Shakeups, More Purges

10:54 PM 7/14/2014 by Fred Topel
Jason Blum
While Jason Blum has a virtual monopoly on the most successful horror movies, some of his staple directors are moving on. After directing The Fast and the Furious 7, James Wan left the Insidious franchise in the hands of screenwriter Leigh Whannell. Blum still expects he can convince Wan to make another horror movie for him, joking that it could be as soon as Insidious 4.


Next "Amityville" Gets Director, Actresses – "Maniac" and "P2" director Franck Khalfoun has come onboard to helm the upcoming reboot of the "Amityville Horror" franchise. Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions had been working on a found-footage themed reboot called "Amityville: The Lost Tapes". That is now dead, in its place comes this project which will go by the simple title of "Amityville".

7 years 30 weeks ago via brucelee

Cannes: 'Maniac' Director Franck Khalfoun Sets 'I-Lived' As Next Project – EXCLUSIVE: Franck Khalfoun will next direct I-Lived, his follow-up to the Elijah Wood-starring Maniac. Based on his own script, the movie centers on a young online app reviewer whose latest assignment mysteriously improves his life, but also starts to tear him apart. Ehud Bleiberg, Alix Taylor and Pavlina Hatoupis are producing along with the director. 8 years 24 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Watch the First Six Minutes of Elijah Wood's 'Maniac'

9:42 PM 12/28/2012 by Binh Ngo
Elijah Wood has appeared in many movies before the Lord of the Rings trilogy and will appear in many more after, but to many people, he'll always be regarded as Frodo, the Hobbit who traveled into the heart of enemy territory to destroy the One Ring. In Franck Khalfoun's remake of the 1980 slasher flick Maniac, Wood won't be doing anything so heroic.


Blood, Breasts And Elijah Wood In Full Trailer For MANIAC

Maniac – Elijah's got a knife and he's not afraid to use it.The Franck Khalfoun directed remake of Bill Lustig's cult hit Maniac promises to put a bloody end to things in Cannes and horror fans are itching for any indication as to whether the Alexandre Aja produced picture can live up to the legacy of the original. 9 years 21 weeks ago via brucelee

A Blood Spattered Elijah Wood In First Stills From MANIAC – Elijah Wood has got himself a knife and he's not afraid to use it. A trio of stills from the Franck Khalfoun directed remake of Maniac have arrived online prior to the film's premiere in Cannes and the look in Wood's eye goes a certain way to dispelling any doubts as to whether he can convey the intensity of the part.Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. 9 years 23 weeks ago via donnieyen

Elijah Wood's 'Maniac' Has a Mother – As cameras continue to roll on the Alexandre Aja-produced remake of Maniac, confirmation has come in regarding a new cast member who is taking a motherly role opposite Elijah Wood's titular killer. 9 years 45 weeks ago via donnieyen


Posted November 30th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.


Elijah Wood Finds Killer Role In 'Maniac' – Elijah Wood has been just set for the lead role in Maniac, and believe me, Frodo is a long way from the Shire in this one. In the indie that will be directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur, Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. 9 years 50 weeks ago via jetli
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