MANIAC (1980)

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Directed By: William Lustig
Written By: Joe Spinell & C.A. Rosenberg
Story By: Joe Spinell
Cinematography: Robert Lindsay
Editor: Larry Marinelli
Special Make-up & Effects By: Tom Savini 


Cast: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munroe, Tom Savini, Kelly Piper, Rita Monotone, Sharon Mitchell, Frank Pesce 


Frank Zito misses his mother, who was killed in a car accident years before. She was abusive to him, and made money selling her body, but Frank still misses her. He tries to keep her from leaving him, and reform her evil ways, by killing young women and putting their scalps on mannequins which he displays around his apartment. Photographer Anna D’Antoni takes a picture of him in the park, and he pursues and befriends her. Is she the one he has been looking for or just another mother wannabe?

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MANIAC (2012)

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Directed By: Franck Khalfoun
Written By: Alexandre Aja & Greg Levasseur
Based on the original Screenplay By: Joe Spinell
Cinematography By: Maxime Alexandre
Editor: Baxter & Franck Khalfoun
Music By: RobĀ 


Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezander, America Olivio, Genevive Alexandra, Megan Duffy



Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

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