A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present day LA, Franck Khalfoun's Maniac is a re-boot of the William Lustig cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made - an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiralling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
Critic Reviews'[Franck] Khalfoun's Maniac is about as human as one can get. A heart-pounding, heart-stopping cinematic experience' Behind the Lens 'Maniac is gripping from beginning to end and more intellectual than your average slasher flick.' New Zealand Herald 'One for hard-core gore-hounds.' Metro (UK)
AwardsFright Meter Awards 2013 Winner of the Fright Meter Award of Best Actor and Best Editing Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2014 Winner of the Chainsaw Award for Best Actor and Best Score
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Austin Film Critics Association 2007 Winner of the AFCA Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Capri, Hollywood 2007 Winner of the Capri Cult Award
Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands 2007 Winner of the Diamond Film
Nederlands Film Festival 2006 Winner of the Golden Calf for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director of a Feature Film
Venice Film Festival 2006 Winner of the Young Cinema Award for Best International Film
AwardsBritish Horror Film Festival, UK 2013, winner of best feature film London Independent Film Festival 2013, best scifi/horror film, and best budget film
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