A maniac hunts down women, brutally kills them, scalps them, and Âtrophies nails to the heads of mannequins, with which his den abounds.
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Every day, Frank Zito goes outside to kill. Its victims are (mostly) young girls. Zito kills them very cruelly and mercilessly. Even after the death of the next baby, the maniac can not calm down. Why? He is bad, he is insanely bad. He is alone in this world. Zito yearns for his mother. He cuts the girls’ hair and puts them on mannequins. Zito is an artist after all …
The movie is not as scary as reality. Actor Joe Spinell tried to become famous all his life. Do you know this man? No! And now bend your fingers – Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Rogue, Curtis Hanson, Ron Howard, Coppola, Fridkin and Sylvester Stallone. Yeah, Joe Spinell outplayed all these comrades. Silence. I do not want to call them brilliant directors, but still, you must admit, this is power.
The drum roll, Joe Spinella drove into the history of cinema – Lustig. I goof, Lustig. Director of “Maniac Policeman”. By the way, a maniac again. These are miracles. For you to understand, Lustig is not the coolest filmmaker. “Maniac” is a slash from the 80s. Even if we speak in the context of this subgenre, Lustig (anyway) loses to many more talented directors.
But, in 1980, the stars converged. Spinell quickly dashed off the script and made a story with Lustig. “Maniac” – total sadism and degradation. Hero Spinella is an insane sick freak. He does not know how to create, but only destroys. The actor wins back his maniac on the top five with a plus. Crazy eyes, ominous breath and thirst for murder.
By the way, about thirst. Mr. Eli Roth has re-shot The Thirst for Death. Cinema Lustiga destroys him with one shot. I agree, a sweeping comparison, take any modern film. “Maniac” will be tougher. No one can convey a similar atmosphere, a movie of his time. 80s slashes are the best!
Favorite murder in the movie? No options, a headshot through the glass of a car. This is not just murder, but a real cult. Savini did a tremendous job. Brilliant make-up artist! I always said that and I will say it. In between, Savini is a bit like Spinella. No? Oh well.
Advise to watch “Maniac” – this is how to advise to drink pure alcohol. Such a pause, I would try. A meaningless and merciless movie. It differs from some slashers in that you are shown the killer from the first frames. They put it in his skin and leave it. Stuffy, painful, creepy.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital 2.0
Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: Dolby Digital 2.0
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