Maniac Cop (30th Anniversary Screening)

“You have the right to remain silent – forever!” Following our screening of King Cohen, come and celebrate one of Larry Cohen’s masterpieces as it turns the big-3-0: the original, quintessential video nasty, Maniac Cop. After reports of a man in a police uniform committing horrific murders on the streets of New York, officer Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) stands accused. Now, with few friends, powerful enemies and a psychopathic slayer still at large, it’s up to Jack to prove his innocence and bring down the killer before it’s too late. A violent, sleazy, rip-roaring gore-a-thon for lovers of pure cinema, legends Cohen, Lustig, Campbell, Landon (the A-team for B-movie freaks) turn this into a gleeful grindhouse romp that’s about as much fun as you can have at the movies.

Watch the documentary KING COHEN about the writer of MANIAC COP, Larry Cohen, beforehand at 9pm
Dir. William Lustig / USA / Retrospective / 1988 / 85mins / NSW Premiere

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“An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn presents a playful and often charming blend of outré humour and genuine emotion that makes [director Jim Hosking] one of the most distinctive new voices in current cinema.”

Eric Kohn
IndieWire
11:00 Pm
Saturday 15th September
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