Average Rating: 4.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 6,582
Joe Spinell, who appeared in Taxi Driver, stars in this unsavory horror film as Frank Zito, a character reminiscent of an even more disturbed Travis Bickle. Frank is an embittered loser who talks to himself and his dead mother, stalks a pretty model (Caroline Munro), and spends his spare time brutally murdering women. He then scalps his victims and puts the trophies on mannequins which he takes to bed with him at night. An unpleasant film with a relentlessly downbeat tone, Maniac! features
Jan 1, 1980 Wide
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Today's horror movies barely register once the credits stop rolling, but not so Maniac.
It's a surefire memorable horror film with a horrifying glimpse into the mind of a merciless killer.
Seen today, the movie has more in common with the grungy Times Square aesthetic of Abel Ferrara than with the multitudes of slasher flicks that followed it.
This old chestnut from 1980 is worth revisiting for fans of the nouveau 'old skool' horror films of today.
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