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Maniac Cop (Special Edition) back to product details

cop killer
written by cammelltoe November 22, 2006 - 5:03 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
armed with a script from larry cohen and a sturdy cast of "b" movie stars, director william lustig turns in a thoughtful and gory (a combo you don't see enough of) mash-up of the urban detective drama and slasher flick. the big points of interest lie in the killer targeting "normal" members of society and--- spoiler ahead--- being a hero cop, as opposed to an outsider. apply robin wood's return of the repressed theories on horror movies to this and you'll have some fun. if you don't really give a shit about robin wood's theories, this is still a well made movie with good action, violence, thrills, and a sam raimi cameo. Lustig went on to work for anchor bay then to start blue underground, which is like the criterion collection for cult and grindhouse movies. recommended!


(Average 6.53)
19 Votes
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