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
Straight up classic. Tom Savini effects are vicious and realistic. No crappy computer blood here. Folks, this is the real deal. Very disturbing and grimy!
Basically an hour and a half of:Movie: “Wanna see the point of view of a serial killer?”Me: Sure.Movie: “Wanna see another point of view of a serial killer?”Me: Fine.Movie: “Wanna see yet another point of view of a serial killer, but with more moaning this time?”Me: Whatever.
Weird ass shit. Dude needs a hug but he finds different ways to ease his pain. Not a bad flick but somebody needs to take this poor guy out for sushi or something.
Psycho as filtered through who we really are: Fat, disgusting perverts longing for the Gaze to take us beyond our own lives. The fantasy is wholly untrue and the film through its constant discomfort reminds us of that throughout. Both honest and fully unnerving.
Savini enuff said!