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    “MANIAC” (Movie Review)

    The two things that set 1981’s MANIAC apart from its murder-movie brethren—Joe Spinell’s performance, and the way William Lustig captured late-’70s Manhattan at its seedy worst—can literally never be duplicated, which posed a challenge to anyone attempting an honorable remake. So it’s one of the new film’s achievements that it showcases a very different lead actor and setting while still feeling like MANIAC.

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    The “DOME” drops in new clip; First teaser for “DOCTOR SLEEP”

    UNDER THE DOME, the latest miniseries based on the work of Stephen King, premieres in just a few days and with it comes the first bit of video anticipation for the iconic author’s SHINING sequel, DOCTOR SLEEP. Set to air during the premiere, you can see the teaser below, as well as a new clip that witnesses dome damages on the CBS show. 

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    THE GENTLE MANIAC: Buddy Giovinazzo Remembers Original “MANIAC” Joe Spinell

    With all the excitement surrounding the stateside release of Franck Khalfoun’s MANIAC this week, we wanted to also take the opportunity to look back at the original. The first stop, for me, was to see these pages graced with a tribute to the soft-spoken screen giant Joe Spinell. COMBAT SHOCK director Buddy Giovinazzo, who was working on the MANIAC sequel MR. ROBBIE at the time of Spinell’s death, remembers the late, great character actor.

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    Cattet & Forzani talk “THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS”

    Already the most fantastically titled neo-giallo, the upcoming THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is also the much anticipated new film from the duo behind the artful, sensual, experimental love letter AMER. Aside from a vague synopsis and elegant, if brutal, teaser however, not a great ton is known of what to expect from their latest. Hungry for anything else, this roughly translated interview (what up, Google) with filmmakers Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani peers teasingly into what strange colours YOUR BODY’S TEARS holds.

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    Participating in Terror: Director Franck Khalfoun on the point-of-view of a “MANIAC”

    The long-awaited and highly curious remake of MANIAC transplants not only the action from a grimy New York to a seedy Los Angeles, but the viewer from mere observer to inhabitant of compulsive killer Frank. Elijah Wood stars as the introverted and lethal vessel which the audience effectively becomes a part of. It’s often stark, stylish, unsettling and perhaps most frightening, participatory. FANGORIA and director Franck Khalfoun spoke about the choice of POV, and its implications.

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