The Oily Maniac

1976 film by Ho Meng Hua

The Oily Maniac or Oily Maniac is a 1976 Hong Kong horror science-fiction fantasy monster movie produced by Shaw Brothers Studio, the film directed by Ho Meng Hua. loosely remake of Sumpah Orang Minyak an Indonesian horror movie in 1958.

The Oily Maniac
Directed byHo Meng-hua
Written byChua Lam
Produced byRun Run Shaw
StarringDanny Lee
Chen Ping
Hua Lun
Hsieh Wang
CinematographyTsao Hui-chi
Edited byChiang Hsing-Lung
Music byYung Yu-Chen
Shaw Brothers Studio
Distributed byShaw Brothers Studio
Lionsgate Home Entertainment (US, 2016)
Release date
  • 18 September 1976 (1976-09-18)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryHong Kong


Shen Yuan while digging inside an oil from underground hole and turns him to the Oily Maniac monster.


  • Danny Lee - Shen Yuan/Oily Maniac
  • Lily Li - Li Hsiao
  • Hsieh Wang - Hu-Li Fa
  • Chen Ping - Ling Chung Yue
  • Ku Feng - Gang boss


  • Production of The Oily Maniac by using special effects scenes from man in a suit, head regenerates by stop motion frame, by slithered moving oil.