Maniac Cop

Maniac Cop ★★★

"Fright Club Requires a Badge, Sir", Entry #24

Groovy Bruce makes a lot of this flick more appetizing to my choosy palette. I can appreciate the slasher and what it meant to the children of the 1980s. But, aside from some unique asides courtesy of the modern views on police entrapment, this was very standard fare. The presence of chief schmuck Robert Z'dar did not help. His visage is enough to make most men whimper and women scream in horror. I even forgot this took place in NYC, given how many flash forwards to Davis' The Fugitive this gave me in the final third. Tom Atkins doesn't have much to do. Campbell makes a decent secondary protag. Z'dar scares the living daylights out of me.

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