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In the canon of grindhouse flicks, William Lustig's Maniac holds a special place. Sure, Tom Savini's special effects are unbelievable, gory and fantastically real, but it takes a unique film to make the late Gene Siskel not just walk out of the theater but also demand a boycott of the film. Maniac is a movie that gets under your skin — when you have a deranged dude (Joe Spinell) killing and scalping hookers, that's kinda true literally, too. Destroy the Brain's Late Nite Grindhouse series presents a brand-new 35 mm print of the film, so all that filth and depravity will be crystal clear. Maniac screens at 11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday (November 26 and 27) at the Hi-Pointe Theatre (1005 McCausland Avenue, Richmond Heights; www.latenitegrindhouse.com), but you're going to want to get there early — vintage exploitation and grind trailers will be shown before the film. Admission is $5.
Fri., Nov. 26; Sat., Nov. 27, 2010

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