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  Elijah Wood is a long way from the Shire in Maniac, a film that proves not all slasher remakes are pointless - or, indeed, bloodless. Screened in FrightFest's late-night Saturday slot, Franck Khalfoun’s first-person stalk-and-scalp scenes are so graphic they’re likely to incur BBFC interference before Maniac gets a cinema release. An update of William Lustig’s notoriously grubby 1980 shocker from the French filmmakers behind The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Piranha (2010), Maniac Mark II follows mannequin restorer Frank...

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