God Bless The Greatness That Is Called ‘Psycho Cop’

In 1988 when Maniac Cop was released, most horror fans thought they had seen the greatest killer cop movie of all time.  Yes, I’m embellishing that quite a bit, but just go with it for the time being.  And then 1989 came and with that also came the birth of Psycho Cop!  That’s right – Psycho Cop….the clear and obvious knockoff of Maniac Cop, but with more cheese.  I do love me some extra cheese.

If ever there was a movie that needed to be released on Blu-ray, it’s Psycho Cop.  Officer Joe Vickers (Robert R. Shafer) is not to be fucked with and it’s a monumental performance for the ages of horror cinema.  If you couldn’t already tell, I like to make things sound much bigger and better than they actually are.  Who are we kidding…..Psycho Cop is pretty terrible, but in the best way possible.  It’s pure ‘alcohol consumption necessary’ viewing and needs to make no apologies for that.  And I bet that you’ll be saying the joke “What has 18 legs and 2 tits?” at the next party you attend.


Anticipation Alert: ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake

Very rare nowadays when a horror remake announcement gets me excited. But excitement is exactly what has happened with the news that William Lustig’s 1988 killer cop movie, Maniac Cop, is indeed officially getting the remake treatment.

So, why does this peek my interest exactly?  The main reason being that it’s actually a film that could benefit from a reworking.  I liken it to the re-imaging of My Bloody Valentine that came out in 2009.  That movie paid homage to the 1981 original, and at the same time, kept it fresh and fun.  Also exciting for this Maniac Cop remake is the fact that original director William Lustig will be involved in some way, as well as Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Vahalla Rising).  Add all of that together and throw it in a blender, and I’m ready to see Officer Cordell tear some new shit up!


The biggest plus that I’ve heard however according to Screen Crush is that the Maniac Cop redo is being written by Ed Brubaker, who recently wrote Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Now all we need is Robert Z’Dar and his magnificent cranium to make a surprise guest appearance!  Well, actually – that’s not all that we need.  What we really need is an updated funky fresh new version of the “Maniac Cop Rap” that we were originally blessed with in 1990 in Maniac Cop 2.  Peep the original funky freshness below if you don’t know what I’m talking about: