• Haystack Sr.

    ★★★★ Watched by Haystack Sr. 20 Feb, 2015

    Mink Stole shoves a rosary up Divine's ass in a Church pew, and then the two fall in love. But Divine still wants to kill her hubby, so they go back to her prostitute daughter's apartment, and basically there's a lot of shooting and stabbing but Divine manages to emerge the sole survivor of the ordeal. And immediately after all of this, a giant lobster just comes out of nowhere and rapes her. God I love John Waters.


  • Warren

    ★★★★ Watched by Warren 24 Jan, 2015

    The feature that John Waters made before Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs is the best movie $5,000 could have made. I'm not bashing it at all, I loved the shit out of this movie, but it was definitely made with half the money that Pink Flamingos was. It was shot in black and white, which for me worked just fine for it. It kind of brought that "news reel" feel to a movie that makes a lot of references to something…


  • Alex Wilson

    ★★½ Watched by Alex Wilson 12 Dec, 2014

    This might be John Waters' most boring film. Scenes ran as long as 5 minutes, and it just wasn't very interesting, overall (which is saying a lot, considering it's a John Waters movie). Some scenes were great, while others were just boring and were stretched too thin.


  • Simon Jay

    ★★★ Watched by Simon Jay 13 Dec, 2014

    Wow! What can be said for a film that has Divine raped by a giant Lobster monster!
    There is so much great stuff in John Waters debut feature film (well if we discount previous efforts he made in the 60's such as 'eat your own make-up' and the recreation of the Kennedy assassination) that it's difficult not to like it, even though it is a very loose rag-bag collection of scenes and gross-out ideas. In the end your mind bends…


  • Count Rickula Sarcophagus

    ★★★★ Watched by Count Rickula Sarcophagus 21 Nov, 2014

    Multiple Maniacs is like the darker, grittier and less talked about transgendered sister of Pink Flamingos. This is a must see for fans of John Waters and sick depraved films. I just ate it up with a big ass grin on my face the whole damn time.


  • HotDonkeyBear

    ★★★★ Watched by HotDonkeyBear 20 Aug, 2014

    Madder than a sack of sexually aroused paper clips, Multiple Maniacs develops the themes from Mondo Trasho and adds a glistening film of pure, unadulterated John Waters humour.

    As far as trashy genre flicks go, this is right up there. A 'midnight movie' in its truest sense. Filth, drama and one woman's plight to completely lose herself to her wanton desires.

    It's mental in the best way possible!


  • OneMansGarbage

    ★★★½ Rewatched by OneMansGarbage 16 Jun, 2014 1

    This thing is filled with oddball fetishes, a Rosary Job, and a giant lobster and it's a fun ride through the depravity. Divine and the other Dreamlanders kill it, all of them take their roles seriously and sell it hard. This may not be John Waters' finest film, but it sure is a ton of fun. It's worth tracking down even if it's only on VHS, it gives you a reason to dust off your good old VCR.



    ★★★★ Watched by LUCAS HAYNES 09 Jun, 2014

    Ah, John Waters. He is one of my all time favourite filmmaker's. I recently just met him on "This filthy world " spoken word tour. It was awesome. 'Multiple Maniacs' is a nice time capsule on what the 60's and 70's trash life was like.
    It makes me want to time travel back to get a rosemary job with Divine. Visually with its black and white setting, this is John Waters most grungy and rough film that I have seen.It…


  • Ryan Meyers

    ★★★½ Added by Ryan Meyers

    Lady Divine's trashy freak show doubles as a kidnapping ring, but, when she gets a taste for murder, she has to go on the run from the National Guard. Pretty standard Waters when it comes to trash and sleaze, but it's wickedly funny just like the rest. Lobsters haven't been this funny since Annie Hall, and the church seduction scene is disgusting, vile, and crude with that trademark tinge of comedy. Mink Stole is the best part of the film.


  • JPC

    ★★½ Watched by JPC 23 May, 2014

    Irregular. Al final creo que solo recordaré un puñado de escenas o momentos, pero qué momentos! Ese circo de freaks del comienzo de la película, Mink Stole dando placer a Divine usando un rosario como si fueran bolas chinas en una iglesia o una langosta gigante violando a la musa de Waters.


  • Zack McGhee

    ★★★★ Watched by Zack McGhee 26 Feb, 2014

    Begins and ends so strongly that it's tempting to forgive the sagging middle-third, but I can't quite. But there's an hour or so of material that is among Waters' very strongest work.


  • James

    Watched by James 29 Jan, 2014

    Peter Lorre used to call actors "Facemakers" and never was he more right than in the case of Divine. While not technically a great actor by conventional Hollywood standards she gives an amazing exploitation performance here that just builds and builds into something truly amazing.

    It took me three sittings to get through this movie. I'm glad I finished it because now that I've experienced the whole thing I can honestly say I enjoyed it. It's three completely different movies…