Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!

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I think the headline says it all. My cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I are showing William Lustig’s superior Maniac Cop sequel, Maniac Cop 2 — don’t just take my word for it; Lustig feels the sequel is his best film. And Lustig will be there in person to tell us just why MC2 is his favorite directorial effort.

Cross the thin blue line with us on Friday September 14th @ midnight, if you Z’Dar-e!

Quoth the FNF power blurb:

Finally, a sequel that doesn’t suck! The only thing better than William Lustig’s seminal urban terrorfest Maniac Cop is his Maniac Cop 2, which heads in the blissful direction where all good slashers should go — straight into the realm of the supernatural, as our undead psycho 5-O teams up with an equally menacing serial killer hobo! Featuring a gleefully over-the-top script by Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, God Told Me To) and direction by Lustig that comes at you at nearly every turn with its muscular effectiveness, this Part Deux is no cookie-cutter rehash of the original, for it’s a movie with more than usual on its undead mind: subversive anti-authoritarian themes, shocking violence, crazy twists and a joyfully sweaty/sleazy turn from pock-marked lothario Robert Davi. Add to that genre faves Bruce Campbell, Michael Lerner and the always-freakish face of Robert Z’Dar, and you’ve got the right to remain…dead! Don’t make us take you in for questioning; haul yourself into Cinefamily for a rare 35mm screening of this gem, with William Lustig in person!

Check out our original trailer!

For theater info or ticket purchases go here.


I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: This screening is happening in Los Angeles.

As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to wormmiller@gmail.com with MANIAC in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.

Good hunting!