Maniac Cop

Maniac Cop ★★★½

Hooptober5.0 movie #18, anniversary movie, Bill Lustig movie 

And the winner of the Better Than I Expected  Award is: Maniac Cop! Your prize: an extra half star than if I went in cold. 

I often saw this in the video store as an 80s/early nineties kid but never pulled the trigger. Was I too scared? Was I not allowed? I don’t remember. 

Recently I’ve heard the movie and Lustig discussed in trashy circles like Red Letter Media’s Best of the Worst series, and assumed it was trash. 

It actually really isn’t. It’s a well produced, good looking movie with a tight script and some good performances. One of my pleasant October surprises.

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