Maniac (1980)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?




  • Joe Spinell in Maniac (1980)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Hyla Marrow and Tom Savini in Maniac (1980)
  • Joe Spinell in Maniac (1980)
  • Joe Spinell in Maniac (1980)

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18 January 2008 | PaulyC
| creepy little NY film
Okay, first of all this movie was shot in New York and there's something I find fascinating about the look of films shot in NY in the 70's or 80's. The movie itself is decent but not great. It has a good look and feel to it and I like Joe Spinell in it. Joe plays Frank, a photographer, who misses his dead mother despite being mistreated by her as a child. He begins killing women at night and keeping parts from the bodies. I however didn't find the relationship he had with the model he stalked all too believable. It has some good scenes and is still a good watch for slasher fans and fans like me of gritty New York City in the 70's and 80's.

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