Monday, June 21, 2010

MANIAC / Roadshow Attractions - 1934

Welcome to Moldie Oldie Monday here at the Dungeon, with your host Tabonga and his little Gnat helper pet, Rufus! Tonight's feature is very moldie, a strange one from 1934 that clocks in at only 51 minutes!

Alternate title is SEX MANIAC! Tagline reads... "He menaced women with weird desires!" The plot goes like this... "An ex-vaudeville actor gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist to reanimate corpses and soon goes mad himself."

Part of the Roadshow Attractions lineup, a lineup that included TEN NIGHTS IN A BARROOM, THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT, NARCOTIC, MODERN MOTHERHOOD, INYAAH Jungle Goddess, MAN'S WAY WITH WOMEN, THE MARCH OF CRIME, HELL-A-VISION, MARIHUANA, HOW TO UNDRESS IN FRONT OF YOUR HUSBAND, SLAVES IN BONDAGE and they produced WILD WEED in 1949!

Where the music came from is anybloody's guess since there's no reference in the credits or at IMDB! Well, makes my work easy...

So's, wif'out any further delay and all, here's that cute lil' Rufus pal, ready to push again that big red 'GO' button to start our Eariffic Earclip for... MANIAC!

R.I.P. Tabonga's best friend, Freddie Cat, 6-19-10. I'll miss that little face...

I thought this was interesting, sez Phyllis Diller plays Mrs. Buckley! Guess what, not our Phyllis!.. n'yuk n'yuk!

Shades of Frankenstein. It's not very healthy when the doctor and student are both coo-coo.

If you don't like things the way they are, then use that god-given second amendment solution, especially if you're flippin' nuts!

According to this clinical explanation, the dude has a problem, or two... or three!

Bill Woods plays Don Maxwell, the MANIAC, but it is believed that "the 'Bill Woods' who is credited as playing Maxwell appears to be William Woods, a Los Angeles makeup artist whose skills would have been of great assistance to the plot of the film."

When Don takes the doctor's glasses off to complete that last bit of deceptive detailing, the doc blinks as they're removed!

..PEEK-A-BOO, I SEEEE YOU!!

Remember, Don's winging it!

In fact, Don is so delusional, he shoots up this poor dupe up with battery acid!

So, the guy turns into a Mr. Hyde type and goes out to do his evil deed.

In the meantime, Don needs to get rid of the doctor's body. He unwittingly seals a black cat up with him! Man, they're ripping off everbloody!!

~ INTERMISSION ~

Three 'fun' pics from the flick!

Probably the best part of this flick is that there's, yes, nudity in it!.. And, why not?!.. Nuf' said!

Don gets instructions from his friends at Area 51!

Criminy Sakes Alive!!!

The cops finally arrive and break up the cat fight, then the cat that got buried with the doctor yowls and helps them uncover this weird mystery fueled by a few twisted nerves.

When you're insane, everbloody's crazier than you!!.. Shout out to GB!

6 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

The old brain-in-formaldehyde....always makes me quiver.

prof. grewbeard said...

i resemble that remark!...

TABONGA! said...

PG, clever... I'm guessing you meant the clinical explanation.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Lassie,
Yer gonna LOVE "Donovan's Brain!"

prof. grewbeard said...

Glenn who?...

TABONGA! said...

The guy who actually resembles that remark... BECK!

Dude, Eegah!! sez you're still feeling... BLECH!

So, wot da... HECK!

Hurry up an' git back on... DECK!

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