Maniac Cop

Maniac Cop ★★★★½

There are so many front-loaded kills in this, far more per minute than your average slasher. The story unfolds at a breakneck pace, and keeps evolving. Jay Chattaway's score is a perfect marriage of action and horror, with a two note central melody that is downright terrifying in the first half, before the killer's motivation and backstory are revealed. And the cast is a dream, featuring Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins, Richard Roundtree, Victoria Catlin, and of course a cameo from Sam Raimi, who appears in all three films of the trilogy. Maniac Cop is B-grade genre mash-up at its finest.