MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 18,098 this week

The Oily Maniac (1976)
"You gui zi" (original title)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 282 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 10 critic

A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 428 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 574 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 933 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Oily Maniac" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Oily Maniac (1976)

The Oily Maniac (1976) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Oily Maniac.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Stanislaus Pilgrin, a Polish chess master and handsome gigolo, marries wealthy Jewish widow, Dr. Michele Wolf, an X-ray technician and has an affair with her step-daughter, Fabienne and ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Michael J. Pollard
Mr. Freedom (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein
Stars: John Abbey, Delphine Seyrig, Donald Pleasence
Infra-Man (1975)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

Director: Shan Hua
Stars: Danny Lee, Terry Liu, Hsieh Wang
Horror | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival samurai against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Nefarious mad scientist Dr. Goldfoot once again plots to take over the world by creating female robot bombs specifically designed to blow up high-ranking generals of NATO countries. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A planter who lives with his son in a remote area of India has an affair with a native girl. On a trip to England he remarries and the native girl commits suicide. On his return he is ... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz
Stars: Mary Maude, Yelena Samarina, Antonio Molino Rojo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Josseline Gaël, Noël Roquevert
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Laughed at when he announced the discovery of the elixer of life, a scientist Professor Expedito Vitus devotes himself to the reconstitution of a map which has been divided into eight parts... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Cardoso
Stars: Joel Barcellos, Rubem Barra, Carla Bayton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ping Chen ...
Lin Chung Yue
Tien Lung Chen
Alan Chui Chung San
Hsia Hsu
Lun Hua
Pei Chi Huang
Feng Ku ...
Lin Yang Ba (Chung Yue's father)
Chiu Lee
Danny Lee ...
Shen Yuan (as Li Hsiu-hsien)
Sau Kei Lee
Lily Li ...
Xiao Ly
Wen-wei Lin
Hui-Ling Liu
Terry Liu
Tsun Liu
Edit

Storyline

A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1976 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Oily Maniac  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sleazy and hilarious HK monster trash.
8 April 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Danny Lee plays a crippled guy who has polio.When he visits his uncle in prison,waiting for the execution,he gets a special spell thanks to the tattoo on his back.Since this day,the man can turn into the oily maniac super hero,who slaughters a bunch of criminals."Oily Maniac" is one hell of a hilarious monster flick.The main idea is completely crazy:a man can turn into a pool of oil.The special effects are primitive,but the action is fast and there is a good deal of nudity.The plot is silly,but who cares.If you like to see cheesy monster rampage and lots of breasts this low-budget monster/super hero flick is a must-see.I'd give it 8 out of 10 just for the sheer pleasure of watching this trash.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Oily Maniac (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?