From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Maniac (1934, USA) is a Surreal film directed by Dwain Esper.
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- Featured in: It Came From Hollywood | American Grindhouse
- Released in 1934
- B & W
- Running Time: 51 Min.
- Production Co: Roadshow Attractions
- Distribution Co: Roadshow Attractions (1934) (USA) (theatrical)
- Directed by Dwain Esper
- Written by Hildegrade Stadie, as a loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat"
- Starring William Woods, Horace B. Carpenter, Ted Edwards, Phyllis Diller
- Produced by Dwain Esper, Louis Sonney, Hildegarde Stadie
- Cinematography by William C. Thompson
- A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself.
Also Known As
- Sex Maniac
- He menaced women with weird desires!
- A Subject Seldom Discussed
- True and Authentic/Nothing Withheld
- Strange Loves Exposed
- What Are the Dangers of Desire?
- What Wrecks Romances?
- The Truth About Love Fearlessly Told