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Ratings & Reviews

  1. msmichel's rating of the film Maniac

    A crazy example of early exploitation cinema that deserves its place amongst the all time golden turkeys. Grave robbing, cue card reading, horrible acting, gouging out and eating a cat's eye and a wrestle between two women armed with hypodermic needles are just some of the elements on display here. Bizarre but oh so awful.

  2. L.F.G.'s rating of the film Maniac

  3. El Biffo's rating of the film Maniac

    Horrendous acting doesn't matter, this film still deserves 4 stars for weirdness and originality. Independent film pioneer Dwain Esper was a real out-of-the-box thinker. This indie had much more nudity than any of the studio pictures of that time, and Esper got away with it by not going through normal film distributors; he would rent out theaters and promote, distribute and screen films completely independently!

  4. Log Lady's rating of the film Maniac

    Probably more of a historically important film, but I still had fun. Crazy overacting, nudity, and the weird plot make this a must see for all fans of weird horror. A hundred times better than the mediocre films catered to mainstream audiences.

  5. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Maniac

    Una película seductora para su tiempo. Un filme que simula tener finalidades académicas o hasta de propaganda, pero que más adelante deja esas apariencias para tornarse oscura y delictiva. Desnudos y no apto para amantes de los animales, esta historia gira en torno a la mente malévola de un individuo perturbado. Esper se remonta a la literatura gótica, desde Shelley hasta Poe, pasando por una temática expresionista.

  6. Roscoe's rating of the film Maniac

    A fascinating piece of American independent exploitation cinema -- that doesn't mean it is a good movie by any means.