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Maniac

Released 1980
Distributor Analysis Film Releasing Corporation

Shot quickly and cheaply in New York on super 16mm, William Lustig’s sleazoid gorefest was banned in numerous countries and heavily cut in others. Tom Savini’s gruesome makeup fx set the corpuscular standard for years to come. Caroline Munro replaced Daria Nicolodi at the last minute.

About Darren Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. After co-writing and directing Saw II, Darren went on to direct Saw IIISaw IV and the cult Rock-Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera.  His directing credits also include Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Devil’s Carnival and The Barrens.