Franck Khalfoun (shown at right), who a few years back gave us the smart underground parking lot thriller, P2, has here opted for the more envelope-pushing route of gore galore (sometimes mixed with vomit!). Ah, yes: This should be quite enticing, for some. The filmmaker has also produced an homage-to-the-original kind of movie in which I noticed at least one shot that fairly screams, "Remember this?!" from the earlier version, directed by William Lustig. The POV -- usually hand-held, nice n' close, and too-often jiggly -- grows tiresome and headache-producing after awhile. However, those mannequins prove, as mannequins so often do, to be quite photogenic and fun.
IFC Midnight (and unlike the recent Berberian Sound Studio, perfect for this particular IFC series) hits theaters this Friday, June 21 (in New York City, it will play at the IFC Center) and will simultaneously be available via VOD. Go crazy, gore fans!