MANIAC [1934]

“He menaced women with his weird desires!” A legitimate challenger to Plan 9 from Outer Space as the worst film ever made! The plot? A madman steals corpses from the local morgue. Scenes are interrupted throughout with text describing various forms of mental illness (“Unhealthy thought creates warped attitudes which in turn creates criminals and maniacs”). Exploitation/horror film with a running time of just 51 minutes is very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat.” The cast includes Bill Woods, Horace B. Carpenter, Ted Edwards, Phyllis Diller (no relation to the comedienne of the same name!), Marian Blackton and Thea Ramsey. Director Dwain Esper and his scriptwriter wife Hildegarde also made such classics as Marijuana, Weed with Roots in Hell and How to Undress in Front of Your Husband.


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