As promised, Monday arrives with a glimpse of this week’s Terror Tuesday feature. I’m incredibly excited about this week’s film, Maniac Cop 2.
When I began attending Terror Tuesday, what seems like forever ago, the ratio of films playing that I had seen to those I hadn’t was heavily skewed toward the latter. But the truly rewarding thing about living in Austin for almost three years now and writing for various horror sites is that I’ve been exposed to so many offbeat and obscure titles that now the ratio has leveled off significantly. That being said, even the films I’ve already seen tend to take on a whole new life when projected in 35mm. I’ve already professed my love for the original Maniac Cop here on HND, but the entire franchise is pretty outstanding. Even the third film, which is by far the weakest, offers plenty of entertainment. I am thrilled to see the second installment again and even more excited that the great William Lustig, director of the entire series as well as the head of Blue Underground and one of my personal heroes, will be in attendance. I had the great privilege to interview Mr. Lustig last week for Cinematical and his enthusiasm and passion for film, particularly horror, only made me more a bigger fan.
Sorry, I’m rambling. Here’s the trailer. Maniac Cop 2, we’ll see you next Tuesday.