Excerpt: With the possible exception of Michael Powell’s PEEPING TOM, [the first-person POV is] a trick rarely executed as potently in horror as it is here and certainly never sustained as successfully.
Excerpt: Hardly the psychologically fascinating character study it thinks it is, this Z-grade slasher pornography with experimental pretensions is gratuitously nasty and will be undeservedly controversial.
Excerpt: Something tells me that Spinell would be proud of 2012’s Maniac, which is sick, disturbing, incredibly violent – and also a significant work with genuine artistic vision that cannot be as easily dismissed as the original.
Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
Excerpt: “Maniac” mantém a tradição de não ser para o público alargado, mas no geral proporcionará bons momentos a quem apreciar o slasher.