Maniac
Maniac (1934)

After accidentally killing a mad scientist, a man begins to assume the researcher's psychotic persona, including his desire to resurrect the dead. One of the earliest exploitation films, this demented thriller was considered shockingly… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1934
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89%
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A truly wretched film that I enjoyed, partly because of and partly in spite of its excessive excrescence.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a campy shocker that is so bad that it might just appeal for that very undeniable reason.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A true trash masterpiece.

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

It's impressive how every new player brings their own bad acting technique to the picture

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Dwain Esper's stupefying parody

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Whoa! Even seeing it isn't believing!

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
The earliest example of a trashy horror/exploitation flick. This movie, like 'Plan 9 from Outer Space', is so bad that it is rather good. The acting… More
Eric Broome
I hoped this short feature would be "fun," but it's just a creaky, horribly acted "Frankenstein" ripoff with a barely coherent script.… More
Aj V
Sometimes I liked this movie, and sometimes I hated this movie. First of all, I love cats! Second, this movie is really outrageous, over the top, and somewhat… More
Sylvester Kuo
Stupid as film that doesn't need to be watched
Greg S
An on-the-lam vaudevillian kills and impersonates his mad scientist employer and is suddenly afflicted by every psychosis in the book, which leads him to… More