Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"Maniac Cop 2" review

Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

Directed by William Lustig
Writing credits Larry Cohen

Robert Davi.... Det. Sean McKinney
Claudia Christian.... Susan Riley
Michael Lerner.... Edward Doyle
Bruce Campbell.... Jack Forrest
Laurene Landon.... Teresa Mallory
Robert Z'Dar.... Matt Cordell

Cordell was a good cop once. Then he was sent to prison and attacked by the inmates. Many knife wounds later he becomes Maniac Cop. Cordell the zombie cop will soon unleash his fury and have his revenge. He hooks up with a serial killer and they party Maniac Cop style.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The action was good and the acting was above par for a B-movie. They even had Lipnick from "Barton Fink", (Michael Lerner). The best scene has the Maniac Cop attacking a police station like the Terminator. It was a massacre.

Basically, Cordell is a zombie that moves fast and wears a cop uniform. They could have called it "Zombie Cop" but "Maniac Cop" sounds better. The only thing that sounds better than "Maniac Cop" is "Maniac Cop 2" or 3,4,5...

One last thing, keep an eye out for Laurene Landon. Who's Laurene Landon? Come on man! Hundra baby! The mere presence of the mighty Hundra gives "Maniac Cop 2" some points to B-movie greatness. If only we could get Laurene to give us one more "Hundra" flick. How about "Hundra vs. Maniac Cop"? Then we've got two great B-movie's resurrected. If Freddy and Jason can do it, the all powerful Hundra can do it.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 zombie cops and HUNDRA!

1 comment:

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

I want to bugger Laurene Landon (as she was in 1975 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously).