Best "Maniac" Movie

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What's Your Favorite "Maniac" Movie

Poll closed Dec 24, 2013.
  1. 2001 Maniacs

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Maniac (1980)

    27 vote(s)
    36.5%
  4. Maniac Cop

    13 vote(s)
    17.6%
  5. Maniac Cop 2

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Maniac Nurses

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Neon Maniacs

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. Sex Maniac

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The Invisible Maniac

    6 vote(s)
    8.1%
  11. The Maniac

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  12. Two Thousand Maniacs!

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  13. Maniac (2012)

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    To celebrate the recent release of the Elijah Wood MANIAC remake and Blue Underground's releases of MANIAC COP 2 & 3 on Blu-ray and CD, let's pick our favorite MANIAC, cop or otherwise!
     
  2. CPT HOOK

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    I voted 2001 Maniacs, just because it's lite, gory, and fun. I find myself re-watching it quite a bit.

    The Maniac movies are too grim to rewatch. The Maniac Cop movies are kind of lame. Neon Maniacs has nostalgia working for it, but it really isn't all that great either.

    Honorable mention to Invisible Maniac, which is just goofy and fun. Adam Rifkin's follow-ups are much better though (Psycho Cop 2, The Dark Backward, etc).
     
  3. Body Boy

    Body Boy Well-Known Member

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    It's between Maniac ('80 and '12), Maniac Cop 1/2 and Two Thousands Maniacs!, but I went with Spinell's version. Although like The Burning, I notice issues with it every time I rewatch. :(
     
  4. russweiss

    russweiss Well-Known Member

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    I had to go with the 80 version as that has my fondest memories. Saw the remake and it was alright.
     

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    gobad2003 Active Member

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    That's a no brainer - 1980 Maniac:evil: I still have the AB tin with the cd shaped like Spinell's face, gotta love that. Plus who can deny Tom Savini's work on that film.
     
  6. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Easily Maniac Cop. I enjoy its sequels as well, but MC I simply one of my all time favourite horror movies. I was actually a bit disappointed by the 1980 Maniac (and found that I much prefer the similar Don't Go in the House).
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Lots of good choices there, but Maniac (1980) gets my vote.
     
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  8. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    How about Freeway Maniac?Where the hell is that movie?I had a vhs some years ago.
     
  9. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    Guess it didn't make it though my IMDb search filter. I specified a minimum of 100 votes to weed out all the movies nobody had ever heard of. It had 94 votes. I can include it if you really feel it is better than the rest on this list!
     
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    Sorry Rhett,I meant where is the DVD release,not your list.
     
  11. Copyboy

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    Had to go with Maniac Cop 2. I haven't seen it since the early '90s but will never forget a scene where a girl was handcuffed to a car rolling downhill. Freaked me right out!
     
  12. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Maniac (1980). I just watched the 2012 version yesterday. It started out strong, but I slowly found myself loosing interest as the film went on. Fantastic score though.
     
  13. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    The 2012 version was one of the most disturbing, gruesome, unrelenting films I watched in October this year. The first-person POV was very effective, as was the score.
     
  14. thing

    thing Well-Known Member

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    Didnt work for me at all.
     
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    thing Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I thought everyone preferred Maniac Cop II > Maniac Cop, apparently not.
     
  16. rhett

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    Same here. That's why we do the polls. :)
     
  17. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Ha ha ha: Deranged.

    Seriously.
     
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    My vote goes to Maniac Cop 2 - B-movie perfection, marvelously entertaining.
    However, I guess Maniac (1980) is the most iconic/influential of the bunch.
     
  19. Kim Bruun

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    I enjoy all three Maniac Cop movies, but I must admit that not only is the first my favourite of the three, I also slightly prefer Maniac Cop III over Maniac Cop II. MC II has some spectacular action sequences (the police headquaters massacre, the Sing Sing flame walk), but MC III is a strong finisher, and I dig the ambience of it.
     
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