A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ...
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Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »
A psychopath, 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?
A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and anyone that stands in his way. Written by
The film had a troubled production. When director William Lustig's rough cut came in at only 51 minutes, he refused to shoot the additional scenes the producers wanted and quit the project; the balance of the picture was directed by co-producer Joel Soisson. Prior to Blue Underground's DVD and Blu-ray release of the movie in 2013, Lustig was the film's credited director. However, the Blue Underground version is credited to the Director's Guild of America pseudonym Alan Smithee. See more »
At the end of the movie with Maniac Cop chasing after the detective in a police car while being set on fire, you can see the safety goggles under his mask in several of the changing shots in this stunt scene. See more »
Wounded following a routine robbery, a female officer is abducted by the Maniac Cop Matt Cordell forcing an officer with previous encounters against him to race to save her before he makes her like him.
This here was actually an incredibly enjoyable film. What is really fun and enjoyable in this kind of film is there's a lot of action in this one, starting with the opening as the voodoo ceremony over the casket followed by the resurrection in the cemetery is rather chilling and makes for some good atmosphere to open the film with, and the drug-store shootout here is just as nice. The hospital is good enough as the patients are freed and go on a rampage attempting to take over the whole building and shooting everyone in sight. The gurney scene itself is glorious and really exciting, and the resulting gunfight goes to the Church scene, which is really great and just as much fun. This is just pure action From the voodoo ritual to the gunfight that sets off the fire where the visual of them going up in flames together and him still walking around chasing the others is an impressive visual that is highly creepy and thrilling. Even after, there's a spectacular car chase with a still-flaming victim that has plenty of fun with the flaming angle and allows for some creativity and originality, there's a ton of bullets let loose and it even comes with an explosive conclusion. This is the biggest one of the film, and as the rest of the film is laced with action as well, it gives this one a spectacular pace to it that never feels boring or slow. This also comes with the same features as before, with the creepy killer, fun sense of style and a great overall flair here that makes it so much fun while keeping it firmly rooted in the series' lore. Although nearly all are gunshot, there's an impressive body count with a lot of deaths to this as well, and are the film's good parts. This one here did have a few flaws, that there's a really lame murder weapon in a slasher is a really noticeable one. It's really hard to be afraid of a slasher when ninety-percent of the time is using a handgun which really takes a lot out of the film and really ruins the feel of the film tremendously. The other part to it that doesn't work is the really big part wrong about the mishandling of two key areas. The cameramen's adventures around the city looking for news is quite dull and boring, though the intent to have them around is important as they set up the media crucifixion angle, which is the biggest one. It has a great start, but is then dropped and nothing significant is done with it. It's a failed potential, and there's something big it could've done here but instead comes off as a useless tangent. Otherwise, this one here was quite a fun entry.
Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
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