While I enjoyed Maniac Cop quite a bit, I didn’t necessarily harbor high hopes that its sequel would hold up. I fully expected that it might exhibit a sharp drop in quality like so many other action and horror revisits. But I got a chance to see it for myself on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse during the limited theatrical run of Blue Underground’s new print in 2013.
This week we say our good-byes to Robert Z’Dar (real name Robert Zdarsky), who passed away on Monday at the age of 64. Known for his hulking, muscular frame and massive jaw (an extreme physical trait caused by a condition known as cherubism), he was a prolific cult actor who performed in dozens of films, most of them far outside the mainstream. But for many fans, Z’Dar, who was once a real-life police officer, will always be… Maniac Cop.
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MANIAC COP 2's cast is an exploitation enthusiast's dream, including Bruce Campbell (THE EVIL DEAD), Clarence Williams III (THE MOD SQUAD), Claudia Christian (THE HIDDEN), Robert Davi (BLUE MOVIE BLUE), Laurene Landon (I, THE JURY) and Robert Z'Dar (TANGO AND CASH), whose unusual face is used to
MANIAC COP was a small-scale horror picture with an intriguing premise, and much mileage was derived from the question of whether Cordell was a supernatural monster or simply a deranged man. MANIAC COP 2 lacks the element of suspense present in the first film, and it's clear that Cordell is a