Directed by William Lustig
Starring Joe Spinnell and Caroline Munro
Frank Zito, a mentally disturbed serial killer, is prowling the streets New York City looking for innocent victims to murder in order to quiet the voices in his head commanding him to kill.
I should begin this particular review by being upfront about this film. If you are easily upset by dark subject matters and graphic violence, then avoid this film at all costs. Maniac is a dark, grisly and nasty film and I would not hold it against anyone if they decided to avoid it.
While I may be seemingly decrying this film before I’ve talked about properly, I should stress that those of you who do decide to check it out will find it to be one of the more intelligent slasher films of the 80s.
While the film was made and marketed as a sleazy exploitation film,