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Maniac (1980)

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Starring (View all)
Joe Spinell Joe Spinell
Frank Zito
Caroline Munro Caroline Munro
Anna D'Antoni
Kelly Piper Kelly Piper
Nurse
Rita Montone Rita Montone
Hooker
Tom Savini Tom Savini
Disco Boy
Sharon Mitchell Sharon Mitchell
Second Nurse
Frank Pesce Frank Pesce
T.V. Reporter


Written by
Joe Spinell Joe Spinell
(screenplay)


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I Warned You Not To Go Out Tonight...

11 years, 9 months ago at Mar 1 21:29
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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 80โ€™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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6 years ago at Nov 19 8:23
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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: 14 November 1980
UPC: 790594198121
Tags: Horror (7), Slasher (6), 1980 (4), Drama (3), 1980s (3), Gore (2), Splatter (2), Sadism (2), Grindhouse (2), Thriller (2), (2), Female Nudity (1), Shotgun (1), Fur Coat (1), Violence (1), Subway (1), Cemetery (1), Prostitute (1), Bathtub (1)
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"Re-watch - Oct. 24th Just a thought: Joe Spinell was never going to be your typical Hollywood leading man, so I'm glad he hooked up with Bill Lustig to make this film (which Spinell also wrote) and got a chance to be the lead in a film tailored to his strengths. "


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" Date: 8/19/2020 Viewed: Blu-Ray Re-Watch Note: This movie recently turned 40 years old and I felt like it was the perfect time to revisit this movie again. I watch the 4K restoration from the recent special edition Blu-Ray, both the picture and sound were wonderful. I know there is a 4K UHD release now, but I don't feel like double-dipping at the moment. After watching this movie again, it gets better with every viewing. Maniac is a great character study movie that people tend to overlook i"


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" Date: 3/15/2019 Viewed: Blu-Ray Re-Watch Note: This movie is still awesome as always. It may have a simple story, but I feel like this movie has a lot to offer. The movie feels very realistic given how graphic the death scenes are. Joe Spinell does an amazing job of playing a creepy and twisted murder. I still get the chills when he is talking to his manikins. This movie is not mindless violence just for the sake of it. This movie deserves a higher rating outside of the horror movie fan commu"


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" Date: 3/15/2019 Viewed: Blu-Ray Re-Watch Note: This movie is still awesome as always. It may have a simple story, but I feel like this movie has a lot to offer. The movie feels very realistic given how graphic the death scenes are. Joe Spinell does an amazing job of playing a creepy and twisted murder. I still get the chills when he is talking to his manikins. This movie is not mindless violence just for the sake of it. This movie deserves a higher rating outside of the horror movie fan commu"


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