5 REASONS TO WATCH I, MADMAN (1989)
1. HANK(?) STALLONE
If you can't get Sylvester Stallone in your movie you'll call Frank Stallone and ask if he could do a small role for you.
If you don't get Frank Stallone in your movie you'll ask anyone who looks like him to do the role, and BANG you've got a lookalike of a Sylvester Stallone lookalike in your movie.
For anyone interested, the actor's name is Steven Memel. At least his first name starts with ST like in Stallone, but then it kinda drops every ounce of an action star "let's put this name on the poster, all caps, font size 1000" potential it might've ever had.
2. UNDERWEAR CATALOGUE FLASHBACK
This is like a lady straight from a department store catalogue's underwear section back in early 90's (think of Anttilan kuvasto in Finland and maybe a Sears catalogue in the US). Complete with see-through clothing and all.
3. HYPER REALITY BOOK PREMISE
The books in the movie make situations in those books happen in real life.
In a not so subtle manner the books even have this written in them:
"All the characters in this book are real, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is intentional."
And if that wasn't clear enough, they're even categorized as NON-FICTION.
4. CAT JUMP SCARE
A cat suddenly jumps on the table and the lady spills her coffee. Some might think that's bad writing and it's 100% unnecessary in any horror script ever and it's just a cheap scare, but hey, cats are like that. The next time a cat jumps on you unexpectedly are you going to say he just does cheap scares? Are you calling life bad writing?
5. SUPER EFFECTS
In the most intense way possible a door gets ripped to hell and a demon dog monster jumps in presumably from the same hell dimension the door just got ripped off into.