Just in time for the Halloween season, horror fans will be able to watch the psychotic Frank Zito (played by Joe Spinell) as he walks the streets of New York, searching for his next victim in glorious High Definition quality.
In fact the original chorus is said to be:
"He's a maniac, maniac that's for sure,
He will kill your cat and nail him to the door."
The song's lyrics of course were later re-written to fit the theme of the dance film in which it appears. This isn't confirmed, but I have a strong feeling that we just might see Michael Sembello performing the song with the original Frank Zito lyrics on the Blu-ray release!
According to DVD/Blu-ray producer Michael "Slipcase" Felsher, he posted the following message on Facebook a few weeks back:
"My official out-of-body moment for May 2010. Sitting in Michael Sembello's living room and he and his writing partner, Dennis Matkosky, perform an impromptu version of the song MANIAC with lyrics that would have made Joe Spinell cry."
Let's hope that Slippy had the smarts to hit "record" first!