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
grim and distusbing. i felt dirty like the city.
I love this movie 🎥 🍿🥤🔪🩸👍🇨🇦.
artsy, grimy, bloody. it's unrelentingly focused on the Maniac, so if that's not your thing, skip this one. filmed in NYC in the late 70s/early 80s, appropriately dirty for the era. i liked the themes, the acting, and the practical effects
A grind house classic that cannot be missed. Tom Savini getting his head blown off is iconic.
This movie feels grimy and dirty, much like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. It's cheesy, sure, but I think that's part of the fun. The score is excellent, the special effects are great for their time. Joe Spinell delivers a truly chilling performance that definitely makes the movie work as well as it does.