William Lustig is a legend whose name should be readily on the lips of all horror fans. As a director, he has given us the likes of 'Maniac' and the 'Maniac Cop' series (no relation). As the head of Blue Underground, he has overseen the release of some eminent cult horror films including 'City of the Living Dead,' 'The Crazies' and 'Bird With the Crystal Plumage.' This week, the celebrated Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting screenings of 'Vigilante,' 'Maniac,' and 'Maniac Cop 2' with William Lustig in attendance. To commemorate the occasion, Mondo, the fine purveyors of some of the greatest movie collectibles in existence, will be creating a series of limited-edition posters for the films.

As this is an extensive collaboration with the Drafthouse, a trio of sites has been tasked with covering each of the three screening/poster combinations. We here at Cinematical recently had the great privilege of sitting down with Mr. Lustig and gathering his thoughts on the event, his film 'Maniac,' and the stellar Mondo poster it wrought (which we will exclusively premiere after the jump). Here's what he had to say...