Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, shortly getting into an fan game called Terrordrome. I got interested in seeing Maniac Cop trilogy. To my surprise there were some of the best horror movies I seen in an long time. Maniac Cop steals the show in all three movies. I recommend not taking it too seriously on an late night with the lights off. The funny part is these doesn't come off like most horror movies. Which in reviewing all three of them I will explain why. I will say if you like cop movies or unnatural stuff. Chances are you probably would like these amazing movies.
Maniac Cop (1988)
This movie really blew me away for many reasons. Not many horror movies around the 80s had acting this good. The story is about an undead cop going around killing people for revenge. Bruce Campbell known for being Ash in Evil Dead series plays one of the main characters. This is on an thin line for being an horror & cop movie since it's both styles combined. Maniac Cop steals the show for almost everything he does. I like how they told the story as you kinda feel for Maniac Cop late in the movie. Of course logic does go out the door a little bit. Maniac Cop is an intense movie that many would enjoy watching. An great description would be imagine the movie Demolition Man turned into an horror movie. Honestly this is what you would get.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
One of the best horror movie sequels I ever seen. Maniac Cop survived the end of the first movie. Unlike the original where he barely speaks, he does talk a little more. He gets revenge on almost everyone he's angry at. Some of his best scenes are in this movie. Especially the police station part similar to that scene from The Terminator. Maybe not as good, it still had an huge impact in how terrifying he is. In an sense this is also similar to the beginning of Friday the 13th Part II. I won't spoil exactly how but you will be amazed at what he can do. In some ways this is better than the original. The original plays more on suspense while Maniac Cop 2 goes more direct horror route. You learn more about his past prior to his death in prison. The ending is very unlikely for anyone to expect to happen.
Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence (1993)
The final Maniac Cop movie may stand as the worst. It is not an bad movie by any means, it just isn't as good as the first two. I will say for an third horror movie in an franchise this is one of the best. Maniac Cop III continues shortly after the end of the second movie. Possibly scariest look Maniac Cop gets in the whole series in my opinion. Most of his vengeance was done but he still had one more target. An detective rivaling his track record making him the best cop of his time. You finally find out how Maniac Cop keeps coming back to life. This is the most you will hear him speak with such an awesome voice. An very intense ending to conclude one of the absolute best horror movie trilogies in history. This movie is really worth checking out.
I will be back from the darkness to deliver more of the unimaginable horrors straight from Hell itself. Don't sell your souls because more of the madness is coming your way.