Awful. Painfully boring, with every sequence dragged out to it's extreme it's about an hour longer than it needs to be. Occasionally veers towards "so bad it's good territory". Despite the films attempt to have "THEMES" there is nothing of any interest to be found here.
La idea de plantear esa doble personalidad, además de los traumas maternales es lo mejor de la película. Las escenas alucinatorias del cementerio y el final son logradas. "Maniac" es también una de las pocas películas que por entonces contemplaba al asesino desde primera persona.
Quite a dated, yet decent slasher film. I've not seen many of those, but I like the silence in the film, which is quite rare. Of course, the "maniac" is really a fantastic monster, built from shallow prejudice. Still, it's a ride, if one can take how dated it feels. Still, it's scary at times.
Extremely disturbing exploitation film. From a technical point of view the remake with Elijah Wood improves on this in several ways but nevertheless I much prefer Lustig's film partly due to Spinell's creepy performance which in my opinion Wood does not match in the new version