YMMV / Maniac

  • Jerkass Woobie: Yes, Frank is a misogynistic, psychotic killer... but, as you get the sense of how truly alone he is, it's hard to not feel sorry for him. Especially in the scene in the cemetery near the end.
  • He Really Can Act: This was Joe Spinell's opportunity to shine as a male lead, and by god does he shine with a disturbing and poignant performance.
  • Narm: As Frank is being ripped apart in the remake, he lets out a very Spongebob Squarepants-esque yell of "Augh! My leg!"
  • Signature Scene: The "Disco Boy" having his head blown off, along with the mannequins coming to life, and dismembering Frank.
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