What! Okay, picture this. An insane cat-fight in which Phyllis Diller rips the clothes off a blonde and tries to bludgeon her to death. However insane this sounds, 1934's "Maniac" (aka "Sex Maniac") may have been the inspiration for "Re-Animator." Pre-code? No doubt, but even in 2017, this one would have earned an R-rating. With gratuitous, and often violent nudity, an exploitative women in underwear scene, and an insaniac gouging out a cat's eye, "Maniac" certainly appealed to the prurient interests of a depression era America.