History Film / Maniac

12th Apr '17 6:37:42 PM Stellarvore
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Frank has this reaction to most of his murders. It doesn't stop him from committing them, though.
7th Feb '17 12:57:34 PM Stellarvore
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* MissingMom: Frank misses his mother, despite the horrible abuse she put him through.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Frank who is pitiable despite the utter viciousness of his murders.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Frank who is pitiable despite the utter viciousness of his murders. Couple that with his FreudianExcuse and his very poor grip on reality and he's little more than a lonely momma's boy with a miserable life.
7th Feb '17 12:44:04 PM Stellarvore
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* AffablyEvil: Despite being a psychotic SerialKiller who murders women for their scalps, Frank is a really nice guy when he's not sitting in his room rambling.



* DisposableSexWorker: Frank's second on-screen victim is a hooker whom he picks up from the streets, and proceeds to strangle in bed .

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* DisposableSexWorker: Frank's second on-screen victim is a hooker whom he picks up from the streets, and proceeds to strangle in bed .bed.
* FreudianExcuse: Frank's mother was a prostitute who [[AbusiveParents beat him]] and would lock him in the closet when she was with her johns. That would certainly explain his awkwardness around the fairer sex, as well as why he kills women that remind him of her.
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.
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