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1986 / Horror
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Directed by Joseph Mangine
Written by Mark Patrick Carducci
Starring Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke and Victor Brandt

A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

The following tags are associated with this movie: slashers, monsters
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

7 / 10
This is an unusual, unique movie as it's a hybrid monster and slasher movie with a wide range of characters. Most of the maniacs are forgettable and some suffer from very limited screen time, so we never really get to know the characters well enough to really fall in love with them, but there are a few that stand out. Andrew Divoff, who is most affectionately known as the Djinn from Wishmaster, he plays one of the maniacs but you wouldn't know it by the appearance of his character.

To my understanding, there were a lot of production issues when this movie was being made, and it's quite evident in the final product. The music is okay but seems chopped in and out of scenes, some characters look good and some look like they ran out of money to spend on. While the premise is interesting, the movie as a whole feels undercooked and didn't quite reach its potential.

Neon Maniacs is not a particularly good slasher movie or monster movie, but spliced together it makes for an interesting view and I think this would actually be a good candidate for a remake.
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