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
It was ok and entertaining enough. Lead actor did a great job.
I’ve seen this movie many times! Haven’t seen the shudder version but the head blown off scene is what rated it “X” back in the day. The old vhs copy I had, had scenes filmed for a part 2. But joe spinel died from a heart attack and it was never finished. Def a true early 80’s slasher classic!
Saw the remake first, didn't think it could be any better than Frodo as a serial killer. But this is a damn good old movie.
This movie really shows its age doesn't hold up. Should be called Velveeta with the amount of cheese in this