Maniac is an American slasher film, about a disturbed and traumatized serial killer who scalps his victims. It was directed by William Lustig, and co-written by Joe Spinell (who also developed the story and starred as the lead character) and C.A. Rosenberg.
Maniac is a 1963 Hammer Film Productions release filmed in black and white in the Camargue district of southern France. It starred Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Gray, Lillian Brouse and Donald Houston.