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
This movie gets 5 skulls automatically because of Tom Savini doing the effects. I met Bill Lustig awhile ago, and he was the nicest guy I've met. Plus, who doesn't love movies that take in NY during the "seedy 80s"
*spoiler* It was great minus the very last frame. Just leave him as is! No twist comeback necessary.
This movie is intense. I have only watched it once, it disturbed me in some subtle way that I don't want to revisit.