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Maniac
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(121 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell

Frank Zito
Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro

Anna D'Antoni
Rita Montone

Rita Montone

Hooker
Tom Savini

Tom Savini

Disco Boy
Hyla Marrow

Hyla Marrow

Disco Girl
James L. Brewster

James L. Brewster

Beach Boy


Written by
C.A. Rosenberg

C.A. Rosenberg

(screenplay) and
Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell

(screenplay)


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I Warned You Not To Go Out Tonight...

5 years, 11 months ago at Mar 1 21:29
1 vote
Holy Shit. A word that flew through my mind more times then I could count. More than a movie, this piece of work directed by William Lustig felt like a peak into the mind of a maniac; First Hand. Set in the early 80’s in New York, Following the everyday life of a man named Frank Zito; everything from his apartment to the conversations he has with his mirror regarding the violent deaths of people... read more

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2 months, 1 week ago at Nov 19 8:23
1 vote
its ok but nothing to write home about except for some truly grizzly and brutal bloody special effect, some of tom savini best
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A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Release date: 6 March 1981
UPC: 790594198121
Horror (8), Slasher (5), 1980 (5), 1980s (4), Gore (2), Splatter (2), Drama (2), (2), Thriller (2), Sadism (2), Grindhouse (2), 1980's (1), Strangulation (1), Bubble Bath (1), Independent Film (1), Nudity (1), Shotgun (1), Perversity (1), One Word Title (1), Surprise Ending (1)
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MysteriousWolf posted a review 2 months, 1 week ago

“its ok but nothing to write home about except for some truly grizzly and brutal bloody special effect, some of tom savini best” read more

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"Gene Siskel was so disgusted by the infamous "shotgun head explosion" scene that he walked out of the movie, saying on his TV show with Roger Ebert that the film could not redeem itself after the ultra-violence that he had seen. Because they would only have one chance to film the scene where Tom Savini's character gets shot, Savini decided that he should be the one to pull the trigger. He said it felt a little weird shooting the dummy he had created of himself in the face. The film originally"


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" Directed by: William Lustig Written by: C.A. Rosenberg, Joe Spinell Starring: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayto Cinematography by: Robert Lindsay Score by: Jay Chattaway I warned you not to go out tonight This film is a little disturbing. Spinell's performance is what makes this movie, I think. This may sound weird, and it is, I guess, but Spinell plays one of the best psychopathic slashers I have yet seen. And then to top off his performance, we have some great effects from Tom "


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"Day 11: Most psychotic killer This guy was seriously fucked up. A wonderful performance by Joe Spinell. "


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