Friday, October 29, 2010

Horror-A-Day: Day Twenty-Nine

Momma's boys are never to be trusted! We learned this in 1960 with Norman Bates from Psycho, and it 1980 we learned it again with Maniac. Its about a guy who's obsessed with his dead abusive prostitute mother. He deals with this by killing random women, scalping them and putting their hair and clothes on mannequins. What makes this movie different from other slasher movies of its time is that the killer is the main character. In this movie he is both the protagonist and his own antagonist, as opposed to other movies where the killer is some mysterious figure thats rarely seen till the end of the movie. This movie has its ups and downs, and the best part is at the end when all the mannequins turn back into his victims and they cut off his hand and pull his head off. He was obviously hallucinating, but later when these two guys burst into his room he's laying on his bed bleeding, so hmmm... But he wasn't dead of course...

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