Maniac Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 23173

Average Rating: 2/4

# of Ratings: 23

Theatrical Release Date: 12/26/1980

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/26/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: William Lustig

Actors: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper, Rita Montone, Tom Savini

Plot: A serial killer stalks the streets of New York, scalping young women to make up for the death of his mother - an abusive prostitute who recently died in an accident. When he is photographed by a woman in the park, they strike up a friendship... perhaps she will finally be the one. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/19/2022

I only watched this because of the famous exploding head scene that isn't 'Scanners'. And let me just say that scene didn't disappoint, the rest of the movie, on the other hand, sadly did.

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Snoogans - wrote on 11/06/2011

A gruesome and grimy looking slasher that focuses entirely on the killer. The intent is to show the killer's mental illness, and to a point I guess it does shine the maniac spotlight on him, but all I ever got from his psyche was a troubled past with an abusive mother. The slayings are graphic, disturbing, and sleazy, with very detailed effects work adding to the grossness. I find the whole film to be an empty, but effectively sickening experience. Take that however you like.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/25/2011

Good movie if you like to be grossed out.Heavy on the violence & gore

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