Maniac (Sex Maniac) (1934)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 9
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1934 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Produced and directed by exploitation specialist Dwain Esper and written by Mrs. Esper, Hildegarde Stade, this ultra low-budget "educational" melodrama not only defied logic but broke virtually every rule of narrative film-making. That would not necessarily be a detriment to a film ostensibly warning about the dangers of untreated insanity, but Maniac is so badly handled in an obvious attempt to both horrify and titillate that it defies description. Vaguely based on Poe's The Black Cat and
Jan 1, 1934 Wide
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A truly wretched film that I enjoyed, partly because of and partly in spite of its excessive excrescence.
It's a campy shocker that is so bad that it might just appeal for that very undeniable reason.
It's impressive how every new player brings their own bad acting technique to the picture
Whoa! Even seeing it isn't believing!
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