Uncut (100 minute) International Version
Title: MANIAC IL VIRUS CHE UCCIDE [Maniac with the Virus that
American Title: HIDDEN RAGE and PERFECT VICTIMS
also known as THE AIDS RAPIST
director: Shuki Levy
starring: Deborah Shelton · Lyman Ward · Nicolete Scorsese · Larence
Williams III · Jackie Swanson
one is stylistically
similar to other exploitative Rape Films from the period (W.A.R.
WOMEN AGAINST RAPE and THE
RAPE SQUAD), with the added unsettling AIDS twist. Here is the
story of a psycho who contracts AIDS and, blaming women for his disease,
he begins to stalk and kill beautiful girls. Deborah Shelton plays Liz
Winters, the head of a successful talent agency in Hollywood, who becomes
a target after two of her models are attacked.
Shelton was essentially a television actress who finally found fame
in the mid '80s as Mandy Winger, JR's buxom mistress in many seasons
of Dallas. She broke from the TV landscape with this film,
but the studio got cold feet (due to the subject matter) and ended up
releasing an edited 90 minute version. This, however, is the complete
[100 minute] International print.
it is also one of the final roles for veteran horror actor John Agar
OF THE CREATURE, et al) [See photo below, left]. Mr Agar
died in April 2002 from Emphysema at age 82.