MANIAC @ Alamo Drafthouse
William Lustig is easily one of our nation’s greatest living filmmakers. His savage action and horror films (VIGILANTE; MANIAC COP) tore through the screen to assault the audience with blood, bullets and sheer hatred burning through every frame. And with this – inarguably his exploitation masterpiece – he plumbs the depths of the cinematic sewers like never before. Also accountable for the film’s multiple offenses is its titular leading man(iac) Joe Spinell, a deeply talented character actor who makes this the role of his lifetime. If I was the type of guy who used the phrase “tour de force performance,” I’d do it here. His character is a self-loathing, seemingly rabid force of human extermination, a flesh-destroyer whose brain practically boils out of his skull with every human interaction. His world is drowned in perpetual darkness, and he lashes out at anything within reach. Really, REALLY strong stuff, and featuring the shockingly convincing effects work of Tom Savini…including a particular scene that – when watched on the big screen – will have people doing backflips and/or puking down the front of their shirts. (Zack Carlson)
Credit : DreadCentral.com
Frank misses his mother, who was killed in a car accident years before. She was abusive to him, and made money selling her body, but Frank still misses her. He tries to keep her from leaving him, and reform her evil ways, by killing young women and putting their scalps on mannequins which he displays around his apartment. Photographer Anna takes a picture of him in the park, and he pursues and befriends her. Is she the one he’s been looking for or just another mommy wanna be?
Trailer of the Original Movie!