I WARNED YOU NOT TO GO OUT TONIGHT.
Lonely New York City landlord Frank Zito (Joe Spinell) is actually a serial killer who cuts the hair off his female victims and brings the scalps home for his collection of mannequins. Women’s groups rallied against this horror movie that subsequently gained a cult reputation for Spinell’s full-throated performance as the killer and a few jaw-droppingly gory scenes, including one where a head is blown to pieces. But everything else in this schlock piece is cheap and boring.
1980-U.S. 87 min. Color. Directed by William Lustig. Screenplay: Joe Spinell, C.A. Rosenberg. Cast: Joe Spinell (Frank Zito), Caroline Munro (Anna D’Antoni), Gail Lawrence (Rita), Kelly Piper, Rita Montone, Tom Savini.
Trivia: Remade as Maniac (2013).