Lustig's Manic is to be remade! Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur have penned the script with P2 director Franck Khalfoun at the helm. The only sane solution I see here is scalping all three of them!
A stand out horror film that is criminally underrated. Joe Spinell gives a brilliant performance as a twisted and truly disturbed serial killer. Great gore effects by Tom Savini and a dark and dirty atmosphere makes this a must see for genre fans.
The first 49 minutes of Maniac is often overlooked as an avant-garde film, mainly because general audiences fail to see the horror genre-- let alone slashers-- as experimental, unless it's obvious about its intention or meaning, akin to most dramas. Yet, the bulk of this film is truly an avant-garde slasher that exchanges narrative for a gritty and lurid atmosphere that sucks you into its world and works you over.