Maniac

Movie • 1980 • Horror  

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A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
This movie contains 21 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Copper
Implied that the main character was abused by his mom
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Implicit
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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huviks
It's more like 'people are assaulted in sexual contexts' than straight up sex assault
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Six66
There is a graphic strangulation scene near the beginning.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Six66
Near the end of the film, a character's arm is amputated as part of a nightmare sequence.
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nunyabiz
Not only squashed, but completely blown apart before our very eyes. The unfortunate scene stars Tom Savini as the victim, so I'm sure he spent the best part of his time on the film getting his own death scene just right. (He was the makeup and special FX person on this, and MANY other films.) Very realistic looking and may be hard to watch.
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Alixandraw
Depends on your definition of torture I suppose but people are put through pain for prolonged periods and we watch their suffering
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
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nunyabiz
The film is about a serial killer who stalks and murders. He does kidnap a couple victims by manipulation to get them in his place. But I can't think of any "taken off the street and thrown in the car" type kidnapping.
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Does a parent die?
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Alixandraw
Protag is very sad about the death of his mother, though this takes place before the film.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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nunyabiz
See "audio gore"
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nunyabiz
(Emetophobia warning) After he murders one of his victims ( the first prostitute that offers him "the ultimate" for 100$) He runs off to be sick in the bathroom. It sounds very fake and you don't see anything but the audio is still there. (Sounds like a couple of coughs followed by what can only be described as someone off screen dumping water into a bucket. Not VERY triggering, and you can see it coming. But a little disturbing for us emetophobes.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Six66
Nurses are shown leaving work, but the camera never actually enters the hospital or focuses on it.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Six66
The protagonist was abused by his mother as a child and is severely traumatized as a result, is often talking to himself, behaving in bizarre ways, etc. He then goes on to murder women. The movie is called Maniac after all
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Cryptid_Crow
Yes. There are sirens.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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huviks
Ambiguous--it certainly seems that way, but then he opens his eyes at the last moment...
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Cryptid_Crow
Yes!! On multiple occasions.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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johnny
This isn’t the place to get on your soap box about that. If you just click on the category you can see all the movies where a black person dies first. These categories aren’t solely for horror either.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
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Six66
It depends on how you define 'sad.' You may feel some empathy for the protagonist despite his actions, but ultimately seeing the film end in his misfortune seems like good payoff to me.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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nunyabiz
The film is about a serial killer who scalps his victims and puts the scalp on mannequins and talks to them. The scalping scenes are shown in gory detail.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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