Nov 13, 2023
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Franck Khalfoun (NIGHT OF THE HUNTED, P2, MANIAC) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope studio to discuss his career journey and the making of his latest film NIGHT OF THE HUNTED (available now in theaters and on VOD). From growing up in Miami and moving to California on a water polo scholarship where he studied theater and film… to making music videos in New York in the 90’s before moving back to Miami Beach, FL where he got a job on a feature film as a director’s assistant tasked with driving around and looking after a 12 year old Alexander Aja (HIGH TENSION, THE HILLS HAVE EYES remake)… to why horror films are the most universal and “international”… to his attraction to telling stories about the horrors of human nature more so than stories about fantastical creatures and ghouls… to the brilliant casting of Elijah Wood in his 2012 remake of MANIAC… to the craft of telling a compelling and gripping story in a single location… to the trials of being ghosted by producers and never paid for years of development work… to the reactions that his latest film (NIGHT OF THE HUNTED) received just off of the trailer and concept (a lone shooter targeting a gas station) in today’s mass shooting fatigued society… this is an amazing conversation that will surely make you think hard about the world we’re living in.
Also, Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a listener who’s thinking about popping the big question, Adam shares what happened with KILLER PIZZA, and the ArieScope “fluffle” of rabbits are given an extra delicious feast!
Mark your calendars! YORKIETHON 8 is happening over the weekend of December 8th - 10th!