FearShop.com Kill of the Day – Maniac (1980) – Headshot

The FearShop.com Kill of the Day is brought to you from Maniac (1980). What we have here is one of the best headshots in horror movie history. Check out Tom Savini making some moves on Hyla Marrow, when he gets a little surprise in the form of a shotgun blast to the head. Not only was Tom Savini the victim of this kill, he also created the effects. Hooray for practical effects.

Maniac (1980)
A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?

Director: William Lustig
Writers: C.A. Rosenberg (screenplay), Joe Spinell (screenplay)
Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow, Frank Zito and Abigail Clayton