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
I felt sorry for him which was weird....good watch though!! Cheers Shudder!
It disgusted me. I love that so much-
This movie is a very interesting look into the mind of a psychopathic man who can't control himself and is losing a grip on reality. Not only is this a great example of Tom Savini's masterful practical effects it is a great look into how the late 70s viewed mental health issues. An underrated classic of the horror genre and still a fresh take for the slasher genre!
Your just watching an exploit to see Tommy S get his brains blown out. This is a Son of Sam exploit. Franks an ok character. But after the last main death and the open ended ending its just an ok movie. It is however far and supirior to the remake.
He's a maniac, that's for sure. Some shortcomings in plot and dialog, but this movie will stick with me for a while.