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 I warned you not to go out tonight.

Maniac is a horror film from 1980. It was directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop) and stars Joe Spinell in the title role.

It follows the exploits of the woman hating and Mommy Issues-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

Film's effects were provided by Tom Savini, which includes the infamous "Disco Boy Scene" where a man's head explodes from a close range shotgun blast.

Lustig announced that a remake is in works, which would be produced and written by Alexandre Aja and having Elijah Wood star as the title character. It would be the same story, but with an update of Frank looking through online dating sites for victims.


Tropes in the film:

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