Director: Dwain Esper, 1934, 67 min
Starting from Edgar Allan Poe's story The Black Cat, Esper shot with Maniac one of the first B, sex, horror and exploitation films. The story of a mad scientist and his assistant, which is enriched by numerous minor works, is additionally interrupted by enlightened insights into the nature of mental decay, which served to save the film from censorship by giving it a scientific study of insanity.
JC's Important Films
In the context of the exhibition Joe Coleman - Internal Digging