Sunday, May 30, 2021

Horror Watch: Maniac Cop (1988)

Watched:  05/30/2021
Format:  Shudder
Viewing:  First
Decade:  1980's
Director:  William Lustig

Guys.  Guys.  Two guesses what this movie is about.

I mean, it's fine.  I was delighted to see Tom Atkins show up.  Watched it to see early Bruce Campbell.  Didn't realize it would have Robert Z'Dar.  And, hey - it's Richard Roundtree and William Smith!

But I am surprised it spawned 2 or more sequels (I'm not sure).  

If anything, it's interesting to see a movie from 35 years ago about how one cop in uniform committing atrocities makes the whole concept of uniformed police fall apart - something Black characters seem not at all surprised by in the context of the film.  

There's probably a fascinating remake to be made here.  

I liked Laurene Landon.  She was plucky!

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