Directed by William Lustig
A twisted psychopath displays his victims' scalps on mannequins in his apartment in Bill Lustig's iconic 1980's slasher movie. The pretty women who encounter Frank Zito (super creep Joe Spinell) all wind up dead. But when Frank meets a female photographer named Anna (cult-horror star Caroline Munro), his interest in her - and her affection for him - leads to a battle between his good and bad sides. MANIAC's famous tagline read "I WARNED YOU NOT TO GO OUT TONIGHT," but no matter whether you watch it inside or out, you run the risk of being scared to death.
A twisted psychopath displays his victims' scalps on mannequins in his apartment.
Cast: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton
One of the grittiest slasher films ever made
A criminally underrated NYC crime horrorshow that is every bit as evocative of gritty 70s NYC as Taxi Driver. Spinell's performance is legendary for good reason. Maybe a slight misstep towards the end with the graveyard scene. Lustig seemed to be searching for a way to end it. But between the intense psychological darkness on display and Tom Savini's always amazing FX (including his own head exploding!), Maniac is not to be missed.
This movie is excellent! Joe Spinell is incredible.
This is down right dirty, make you feel sleazy, I gotta take a shower now horror masterpiece. Pair it up with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and she’ll definitely leave you.
First time finally watching Maniac…Did not expect this weird and twisted movie. This is def going to be one of my favorites