Thursday, 23 February


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Directed by William Lustig
90 minutes
In English

This grindhouse film is a low-budget thriller by the legendary cult director William Lustig and it's a twisted sequel to his first film about a sort-of zombie cop who rises from the dead and starts killing innocent people on the big city streets of NYC. People start to distrust cops, and run away from (or openly attack) anyone in a police uniform. It's a bizarre sequence of events, revealing the story of a cop who was framed by his corrupt superiors, sent to prison, where he died... and now he has returned with a vengeance.

This is the follow-up, and many critics feel it's a rare case that a sequel is actually better than the original.... and even the director William Lustig feels it's the best film he ever made. Once again the renegade cop is back, and this time he teams up with a serial killer to raise havoc. And thank heaven the special effects aren't done using lazy CGI (computer effects) - here everything has that edgy hands-on quality. Shot in a frenzy of wicked passion and finished in only 14 days, it does an excellent job of keeping things gripping, but on the other hand it never attempts to make you believe in the plausibility of the story - this is a work of the imagination.
It stars Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead) and it happens to be a beloved film of Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), who is saving up his money to make a prequel after all these years.

Anyone who knows me well knows I'm old enough to think for myself, and I don't need anyone like a cop telling me what I'm allowed to do. So therefore of course I will be charmed by any cult gem with a title like MANIAC COP 2. As the original posters blared "You have the right to remain silent . . . Forever!"

This will be an HD projection of this long cherished cult-classic.


Date & Time: 

Thursday, 23 February, 2023 - 20:30


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Paleisstraat 107
1012ZL Amsterdam


Former squat, now legalised

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.