“MANIAC AT LARGE” Double Feature



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sat, Oct 22, 2016 10:00 PM


“Maniac at Large” Double Feature


Retro Picture Show presents a special ONE NIGHT ONLY double feature. It's the classic sequel MANIAC COP 2 (1990) followed by a 35mm screening of the film that shocked the world MANIAC (1980). Director William Lustig will be on hand to discuss both films!

The mysterious Officer Matt Cordell is stalking the streets of New York once more… the ‘Maniac Cop’ is back! Once Cordell was a hero, a supercop, but he was framed by crooked superiors and now nothing can stop him on his macabre mission of vengeance. They thought he’d vanished in the murky river depths when he crashed off the pierhead in a stolen police van… but they were terribly wrong. You can’t kill the dead that easily and the wrong arm of the law is back. Cordell’s burning need for revenge has driven him into an unholy alliance with a vicious serial murderer. Now, the city’s two most feared killers have become partners in terror, sharing a chilling common bond – the need to destroy. (US, 1990, 87 min, R, DCP, Dir. William Lustig) 

This hair-raising film traces the grim steps of a maniac killer as he stalks New York City streets randomly searching for his prey. After ritually murdering and graphically scalping his victims, he takes their hair and clothes to his lair which he shares with his grotesque collection of mannequins which he costumes with grisly trophies. (US, 1980, 88 min, R, 35mm, Dir. William Lustig)