Following the successful North American theatrical release of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD, Grindhouse Releasing has partnered with director William Lustig and his company Blue Underground to put Mr. Lustig’s classic gorefest MANIAC back on the big screen.
MANIAC stars the late, great character actor Joe Spinell (ROCKY, TAXI DRIVER, THE GODFATHER) as psycho-killer Frank Zito, a creepy loner type who works through his Mommy issues by scalping and mutilating random women in New Y0rk City. The movie was hated by critics, picketed by feminist groups, and still ranks as the sickest of all the ‘slasher’ style movies that followed HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH.
As theatrical director for Grindhouse Releasing, I’m very proud to be a part of making this happen. Big thanks to Bill Lustig , Andy Garroni and the good folks at BU for teaming up with us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this notorious film.
Here are the screening dates; although some have already passed, I’ve included them all for posterity, and more will be added soon. Keep watching this space for updated listings in your city.
Oct. 29-30: Landmark Egyptian Theatre (Seattle, WA) (presented by The Stranger)
Nov. 5: Landmark Nuart Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) – Director William Lustig in person (presented by Bloody-Disgusting.com)
Nov. 12-13: Landmark Esquire Theatre (Denver, CO)
Nov. 12-13: Landmark River Oaks Theatre (Houston, TX)
Nov. 12: Toronto Underground Cinema (Toronto, ON)
Nov. 19-20: Landmark Sunshine Cinema (New York, NY) – Director William Lustig in person
Nov. 19-20: Landmark Inwood Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Nov. 26-27: Hi-Pointe Theatre (St. Louis, MO)
Dec. 2 & 9: The Nickelodeon (Portland, ME)
Dec. 3-4: Landmark Uptown Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
Dec. 3-4: Landmark’s E Street Cinema (Washington, DC)
Dec. 10-11: The Castro Theatre (San Francisco, CA) – Director William Lustig in person (print ad in SF Weekly)
Dec. 17-18: The Oaks Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)
Jan. 15: Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR)
Jan. 21 & 22: Studio 35 Cinema (Columbus, OH)
Jan. 22: MADCAP Theatres (Tempe, AZ)
Jan. 28-29: Loft Cinema (Tucson, AZ)
Jan. 28-29: The Music Box Theatre (Chicago, IL) – Director William Lustig in person
Feb. 8: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Austin, TX) – Director William Lustig in person
Feb. 18, 19, 25, 26, Mar. 4, 5: Coolidge Corner Theatre (Boston, MA) Director William Lustig in person Feb. 18 & 19
Mar. 5: Cedar Lee Theatre (Cleveland, OH)
Mar. 11 & 12: Dundee Theatre (Omaha, NE)
Mar. 25 & 26: Screenland Crossroads (Kansas City, MO)
Apr. 16: Byrd Theatre (Richmond, VA)
May 6: Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, PA) – director William Lustig in person!
May 7: Forum Theatre Arts Center (Metuchen, NJ) – director William Lustig in person!
May 12: Avon Theatre (Stamford, CT) – director William Lustig in person!
May 13 & 14: Guild Cinema (Albuquerque, NM)
Visit Grindhouse Releasing for more information.