Maniac (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Horace Carpenter. A psychopath impersonates a surgeon with grisly results. Famous for it's graphic violence, surreal images and nudity. 1934/b&w/54 min/NR.

Product Details

Barcode
089218400291
Department
Movies & TV
Released
19 Mar 2002
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Science Fiction
Sub-genre
Classic
Region
Region 1
Studio
Alpha Video
Runtime
111 min
Age Restriction
UNR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Maniac
Release Year
1934
Running Time
51 min
Language
English
Color
B&W
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Campy / Cult Film / Mad Doctor / Psychos / Vintage
Synopsis
From the husband and wife team that gave you NARCOTIC (1933), comes this film loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat." A madman kills a scientist and conducts experiments of his own in his rat-infested basement. Regarded by some as the worst film ever made, the film actually straddles the line between experimental and exploitation. In an attempt to mimic insanity, disturbing imagery- still raw by today's standards- fills the screen. Along the way, there are touches of necrophilia, a peek into a (real!) farm where cats are turned into fur coats, and double exposures of demons, and some nudity. Too dark to be campy, too strange to be taken seriously, this one is an original.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Cast & Crew
Director
Dwain Esper
Star
Marion Blackton / Horace Carpenter / Phyllis Diller / Ted Edwards / Theo Ramsey / Bill Woods
Screenwriter
Hildagarde Esper
Producer
Louis Sonney
Assistant Director
J. Stuart Blackton