Detective Lieutenant Sean McKinney thought that clearing 'Maniac Cop' Matt Cordell's name would put his soul at rest, but a voodoo ritual brings the vengeful office back to life in order to expose another wrongfully accused female officer and claim her for his own. MANIAC COP is an anomaly in the series that feels incongruent with the first two films despite the fact that it retains much of the same cast and crew. The plot plays out more like a murder mystery and cop drama than a horror film, with very few deaths to keep the pace along the way. What's worse, the already-short 80-minute runtime is padded with over fifteen minutes of footage from the earlier films, which comprises most of the bloodshed in the first half. Even Robert Davi seems bored with the role at this point, although he is given his moment of glory during a hospital shootout. MANIAC COP 3 is sure to disappoint, but the action-packed finale may be enough to quell fans of the series.