Scene 1 Wed, Nov 14, 2018 10:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:screened with short film Obsidian (2018, 8 min)
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:88 minutes
Director:William Lustig
Year Released:1980
Production Country:US


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


"Some of the most unprecedented, graphically detailed depictions of violence ever put before a viewing audience." - Rue Morgue

"Like watching someone else throw up." - Vincent Canby, New York Times

"Wonderfully sleazy and mildly offensive." - Ken Kish, Cinema Wasteland

Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac.

Directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop, Vigilante) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Blue Underground is now proud to present Maniac in a new 4K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored negative.

Screened with short film Obsidian (2018, 8 min), dir. Jessie Seitz (Devotion)
From America's heartland, something perverse has emerged.