Ep276: Maniac Cop – WGT

Guttentag, goofballs! Here we are again with another ear pleasuring episode of the Who Goes There Podcast. Last week we discussed body invasion, aliens, and Russian conspiracies. This week we decided to tone things down a bit and discuss… excessive use of force by police and… systemic… racism. Damn.

Well, at least the abuse of power and racism is in the form of the film Manic Cop and not in the form of the 6PM news. Oddly enough, a lot of the themes discussed in this 1988… comedy, horror film (?) are just as relevant today as they were over thirty years ago. (Review at 35:50)

Next week’s episode will be a lot more fun and less serious, probably. We already recorded it, but it was like 3 weeks ago, I honestly don’t even remember what movie we did. I guess we’ll find out together! Huzzah, friendship!

With a little luck, the network will pick me up. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 276!

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Cult actor Robert Z’Dar dies in Pensacola

B9316815151Z.1_20150331194912_000_GC6ACNNTF.1-0From PNJ.com: Actor Robert Z’Dar, the massive man with the gigantic chin best known for the cult film series “Maniac Cop,” died Monday night in Pensacola after being hospitalized when he came to town to appear at Pensacon, according to his long-time manager and friend Jim Decker.

Born Robert J. Zdarsky, the 6-foot-2 actor was featured in more than 121 films, including cult classics like the first three “Maniac Cop” films, “Soultaker,” “The Final Sanction” and “Samurai Cop” (the sequel to which Z’Dar had been set to join immediately after Pensacon). He also enjoyed roles in mainstream hits such as “Tango & Cash” and TV roles on “Growing Pains” and the 1990 series “The Flash.” Continue reading

Maniac Cop Gets Remake

maniac-cop-01With just about a week until the upcoming Cannes market, Wild Bunch has revealed they will be producing a remake of William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic Maniac Cop.

ScreenDaily is reporting; the production is spearheaded by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, who is producing alongside Wild Bunch, and Lustig, director of the original. Continue reading