Franck Khalfoun
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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


How Do You Draw in a New Audience for Such Repellent Subject Matter As 'Maniac'?
22 Jul 2013 // 5:10 PM

Franck Khalfoun's reimagining of the infamous '80s slasher film is more artistically coherent than its predecessor, but just as violent and unsettling.

There's Something Strange About the Mannequins in 'Maniac'
1 Jul 2013 // 6:45 AM

In Franck Khalfoun's remake of the 1980 horror-thriller classic, Maniac, mannequins are the playthings of a deranged serial killer who stalks women on the streets of Los Angeles.


The 10 Best New Breed Horror Filmmakers Working Today
14 Oct 2014 // 4:00 AM

They are the contemporary voices of an ages old ideal, the new fear masters in a genre sometimes stunted by its own lack of (critical) legitimacy.

Cruel and Unusual...and Good: 'Maniac' (Blu-ray)
18 Oct 2013 // 10:00 AM

It's this sense of hope, no matter how inaccurate or wrong-minded, that makes this Maniac different. Add in the artistic approaches and you have something that's worthy of approval, not uproar.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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