Freeway Maniac (1989)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  1 February 1989 (USA)
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A crazed killer sneaks onto the set of a sci-fi film and begins murdering the cast and crew.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Loren Winters ...
Linda Kinney
Shepherd Sanders ...
Bert Overman
Donald Hotton ...
Steven Day
Jeff Morris ...
Robert Bruce ...
Ed (as Dale Howard)
Kathryn Hauber ...
Arthur's Mother
George Nicholas ...
Mother's Boyfriend
Kevyn Shihadeh ...
Young Arthur
Ronny Kenney ...
Sherri McKenzie ...
Buddy Boy (as Buddy Daniels)
Jack Poff ...
Tom Patrick Shortall Jr. ...


A crazed killer sneaks onto the set of a sci-fi film and begins murdering the cast and crew.

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So bad it's almost surreal
23 December 2001 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This low--budget flick concerns a young actress who stops at a desolate auto shop one day when her vehicle breaks down and is nearly murdered by the psycho of the title. She narrowly escapes and a year later is stalked by him again on the set of her new movie. This film is alternately hilarious and dull. I can't even begin to describe everything that is wrong with this movie, from the acting down to the gore effects, but I can mention a few of the more ridiculous moments. For instance, it's astonishing to discover that the film crew and director of the victim/actress's new film actually think they're making an intelligent sci-fi film! We see several sexy women walking through a desert in one scene. There is no dialogue other than when one of the women woodenly lifts up her arm and says "Look". Then one of the women is devoured by a gigantic mouth with sharp teeth protruding from the ground. I laughed hysterically at this scene! The film tries to make a statement by portraying the maniac/hero as a complete savage in every way, thus the hilarious scene where he picks up a live snake and takes a bite from it (you can plainly see that he's eating a chunk of food sitting on the snake's skin). And then there's the "climax" on top of a giant wooden spaceship, which will leave most people screaming "What the f***!?" This is a must-see for fans of truly terrible cinema . . .others beware.

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