Hipster for a Day (Eric Isaacs)
Not too long ago Chris approached me about being a Hipster For A Day and I said “Absolutely, but I’m not wearing any skinny jeans!! Or a scarf!!” He said that was a deal breaker – but since we never see each other in person he shouldn’t have any idea of what I’m wearing today. Or any day for that matter! Anyway – I thought I’d spice up filmhipster with a little saucy 80s horror – in his format. Enjoy!!
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The film originally had a title song of the same name, but in the end was not used. The lyrics were toned down and the song, ‘Maniac’ was used in Flashdance.
Film #065 of 2013
Director: William Lustig Cast: Joe Spinell [The Maniac], Caroline Munro [Anna] & Abigail Clayton [Rita]
Plot: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree? Source IMDB.com
Hipster Eric’s Review: Maniac, directed by William Spinell was definitely bloody and gory as allgitout, but after hearing and reading about this for 30 years I was left disappointed due to the lack of any “fun”.
“I told you not to go out tonight didn’t I? Every time you go out this kind of thing happens.” the Maniac
- This was one gory MOFO
- Tom Savini’s exploding head
- That public bathroom scene was almost scary
- The chick taking a bath
- The wicked ass hairdo gracing one of the cop’s head at the end
Biggest Surprise: The penultimate scene where he is confronted by his victims was actually pretty awesome.
Biggest Let Down: I have NEVER EVER seen a porn but I have NEVER EVER understood how Ron Jeremy ever got work *whistles* – superficiality aside, the lead in this looks like an even uglier Ron Jeremy.
Does the Maniac find his dream girl in the end? In a way, yes – he loses his head over her!
Worth a Blu-ray purchase? Probably not unless you saw this when you were younger and have fond memories about it.
Similar to: Every slasher movie ever made since 1980.
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Posted on March 15, 2013, in 1980, Hipster for a Day and tagged Abigail Clayton, Caroline Munro, Eric Isaacs, Filmhipster, Frank Zito, Hipster for a Day, isaacs picture conclusions, Maniac, Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, theIPC, William Spinell. Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.