Thursday, October 1, 2015


Maniac has managed to achieve cult status among horror fans for two reasons: Tom Savini’s special effects and Joe Spinell’s unhinged performance as the titular maniac. Because much the film was shot at night without the proper permits, it presents an eerily spare New York City. Aside from the lovely Caroline Munro, most of the cast is made up of porno actors who had previously worked for the director. Famously, critic Gene Siskel walked out of a screening of the movie after one particularly gory effects sequence.
Rating: 62%
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DCP said...

I've realized lately that there are a few serious gaps in my cult horror knowledge and this is one of them. Have you seen the remake?

Quammy said...

Not yet. I put off watching it for a long time because I hadn't seen this one.