The streets of New York are held in the icy grips of a sadistic killer cop, and it is up to a street smart police detective to track him down and stop him before he kills his way up to the mayor's office! Tom Atkins plays Detective Frank McCrae with his usual MO as the man's man, the blue-collared hero of Horror. Larry Cohen's dark script once again challenges one of society's safest institutions, this time the New York City cop, while director William Lustig brings the same cold, grimy aesthetic as he had before in 1980's MANIAC. The result is a bloody, violent, and unrelenting film that mixes action, suspense, and supernatural horror in even measures. Although Robert Z'Dar's intimidating performance as the spiteful Matt Cordell never earned him a spot beside the other icons of the genre, he would return from the dead to continue his murder spree in two sequels despite his lack of recognition. MANIAC COP still remains as one of the better late-80's Slashers, especially when considering the film's small budget.
If you liked MANIAC COP, check out:
MANIAC, DEAD HEAT, PSYCHO COP.