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Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie (1986)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Short  |  November 1986 (USA)
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A children's television host plots murderous revenge against child abusers.

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A children's television host plots murderous revenge against child abusers.

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Shot as a promo reel for a sequel to Maniac (1980) but was cut short due to the untimely death of actor Joe Spinell See more »

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Mr. Robbie: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen cookie.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Maniac (2011) See more »

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Remake of "The Psychopath" works.
11 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Less a sequel to "Maniac" than a remake of the obscure 1975 thriller "The Psychopath" (which starred Tom Basham as Mr. Rabbey, a children's TV host who kills abusive parents), this film shows how much Buddy Giovinazzo loves the grit and grime of '70s horror, as if the brilliant "Combat Shock" didn't make that obvious enough. Joe Spinell is in fine form here, and -- although it is marvelous that they got to work together before Spinell's untimely passing -- it's work like this that makes me annoyed that Giovinazzo has been toiling in German television the last few years. At a time when glossy, inferior remakes of horror classics are glutting the multiplexes, a truly edgy filmmaker like Giovinazzo, who knows how to preserve the spirit of the originals, could be box-office gold.


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