History Film / Maniac

16th Aug '16 6:05:55 PM Nicolletta
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* AnArmAndALeg: Frank sees his hand being chopped of in his last hallucination.

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* AnArmAndALeg: Frank sees his hand being chopped of off in his last hallucination.
10th Jun '16 10:30:29 AM Mdumas43073
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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and [[FreudianExcuse mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders the streets of TheBigRottenApple from one brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] woman-hating]] and [[FreudianExcuse mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders the streets of TheBigRottenApple from one brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.


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25th May '16 11:19:18 AM Dravencour
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* BoomHeadshot: Disco Boy's death, courtesy of a double-barrel shotgun blast by Frank.
1st Jan '16 10:18:24 AM bt8257
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%%* FinalGirl: Anna
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* {{Gorn}}



%%* NiceGirl: Anna.



%%* PsychopathicManchild: Frank is this distilled in pure form.



* YourHeadAsplode: Disco Boy's head explodes thanks to a shotgun blast.

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* YourHeadAsplode: YourHeadASplode: Disco Boy's head explodes thanks to a shotgun blast.
12th Oct '15 8:56:00 AM Dravencour
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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and [[FreudianExcuse mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders streets of TheBigRottenApple from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

Film's effects were provided by Creator/TomSavini, which includes the infamous "Disco Boy Scene" where a man's [[YourHeadAsplode head explodes]] from a close range shotgun blast.

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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and [[FreudianExcuse mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders the streets of TheBigRottenApple from a one brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

Film's The film's effects were provided by Creator/TomSavini, which includes the infamous "Disco Boy Scene" where a man's [[YourHeadAsplode head explodes]] from a close range shotgun blast.
27th Sep '15 10:34:39 AM Mikeyfan93
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The film also has the dubious honor of being one of three movies the late [[Series/SiskelAndEbert Gene Siskel]] had ever walked out on.
17th Aug '15 10:14:22 PM phoenix
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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and [[MommyIssues mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders streets of TheBigRottenApple from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

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It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and [[MommyIssues [[FreudianExcuse mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders streets of TheBigRottenApple from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.
22nd Apr '15 11:15:15 AM jackgrimm99
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%%* DownerEnding

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%%* * DownerEnding



%%* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake

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%%* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake* RageAgainstTheReflection
24th Jan '15 12:02:59 PM erforce
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'''''Maniac''''' is a horror film from 1980. It was directed by William Lustig (''Film/ManiacCop'') and stars Joe Spinell in the title role.

It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and {{mommy issues}}-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders streets of TheBigRottenApple from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.

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\n'''''Maniac''''' is a -->-- '''{{Tagline}}'''

A
horror film from 1980. It was directed by William Lustig (''Film/ManiacCop'') (''Film/ManiacCop'', ''Film/UncleSam'') and stars Joe Spinell in the title role.

It follows the exploits of the [[HeManWomanHater woman hating]] and {{mommy issues}}-ridden [[MommyIssues mommy issues]]-ridden psychopath Frank Zito, who wanders streets of TheBigRottenApple from a brutal kill to the next, breathing heavily and babbling incoherently all the while.



The year 2012 was treated to a remake that was produced and written by Alexandre Aja and which had ElijahWood star as the title character. It is mostly the same story, but with the twist that almost the entire film is shot from a first-person perspective. It also incorporates online dating.
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The year 2012 was treated to a remake that was produced and written by Alexandre Aja and which had ElijahWood Creator/ElijahWood star as the title character. It is mostly the same story, but with the twist that almost the entire film is shot from a first-person perspective. It also incorporates online dating.
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* AllInTheEyes: Used when Frank has a catapult nightmare.

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* AllInTheEyes: Used when Frank has a catapult nightmare.wakes up, CatapultNightmare-style, and light is shining on his eyes.



%%* AxCrazy: Frank.
* BedmateReveal: When Franks gets up from his bed, we're shown his latest victim next to him.

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%%* AxCrazy: Frank.
* BedmateReveal: When Franks gets up from his bed, we're the audience is shown that the corpse of his latest victim is laying next to him.



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Remake Ending]]
* DisposableSexWorker: Frank's second on-screen victim.
* FinalGirl: Anna in both remake and original. [[spoiler: Subverted in the remake where she dies.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Remake Ending]]
* DisposableSexWorker: Frank's second on-screen victim.
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victim is a hooker whom he picks up from the streets, and proceeds to strangle in bed .
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FinalGirl: Anna in both remake and original. [[spoiler: Subverted in the remake where she dies.]]Anna



* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]: In the remake.



* MythologyGag: In the remake, Lucie tells Frank that he's “Not what I imagined, I thought you'd be fat with long greasy hair”. This is a reference to Joe Spinell, the actor who played Frank in the original.
%%* NiceGirl: Anna.

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* MythologyGag: In the remake, Lucie tells Frank that he's “Not what I imagined, I thought you'd be fat with long greasy hair”. This is a reference to Joe Spinell, the actor who played Frank in the original.
%%* NiceGirl: Anna.



* NoTellMotel: Frank takes the hooker whom he intends to kill into a establishment like this.



* OneWordTitle
* PsychopathicManchild: Frank is this distilled in pure form.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake

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* OneWordTitle
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OneWordTitle: Which describes the AxCrazy Frank.
%%*
PsychopathicManchild: Frank is this distilled in pure form.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake
form.



* ShoutOut: The Remake includes a version of [[SilenceOfTheLambs Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses."]]



* SlashedThroat: Frank does it to his first on-screen victim.

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* SlashedThroat: Frank does it this to his first on-screen victim.victim (whom he finds on the beach waiting for her boyfriend) with a razor blade.



* StalkerShrine: For Frank's mother.
* VillainProtagonist: The film follows Frank point of view.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In the remake. From a first-person perspective, no less.

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* StalkerShrine: For There's one for Frank's mother.
mother, that's right next to his bed.
* VillainProtagonist: The film follows Frank point of view. \n* VomitIndiscretionShot: In the remake. From a first-person perspective, no less.



* YourCheatingHeart: Disco Girl attempts to cheat her boyfriend with Disco Boy at the MakeOutPoint.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Disco Girl attempts to cheat her boyfriend with Disco Boy at the MakeOutPoint. Frank then arrives and kills them both.

!!The remake has examples of:

%%* DownerEnding
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted with Anna, as she dies this time around]].
%%* KillEmAll
* MythologyGag: Lucie tells Frank that he's "Not what I imagined, I thought you'd be fat with long greasy hair". This is a reference to Joe Spinell, the actor who played Frank in the original.
%%* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake
* ShoutOut: The film includes a version of [[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses."]]
%%* VomitIndiscretionShot: From a first-person perspective, no less.
25th Dec '14 3:47:21 PM jackgrimm99
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Remake Ending]]


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* RageAgainstTheReflection: In The Remake
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