2001 Maniacs

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"You are what THEY eat!"
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.3  (13,207)

2001 Maniacs is a 2005 horror-comedy film directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, and Giuseppe Andrews. The movie was inspired by the classic exploitation film Two Thousand Maniacs! directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis in 1964. The story of 2001 Maniacs revolves around a group of college students who are road-tripping to Daytona, Florida for spring break. On their way, they accidentally arrive in a small Southern town named Pleasant Valley, where they encounter an odd and welcoming population of locals. But as they begin to participate in the town's annual Guts and Glory Jubilee, they realize that the festivities are not what they seem, and they become trapped in a horrifying nightmare.

The townspeople of Pleasant Valley are actually the descendants of Confederate soldiers who were massacred by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Seeking revenge, they lure unsuspecting travelers to their town and brutally murder them in various ways as a tribute to their fallen ancestors. The gory murders and sickening rituals are all part of the townspeople's plan to get revenge on the North and satisfy their need for bloodshed.

As the college students struggle to survive, their only ally is the town's charming and eccentric mayor, played by Robert Englund, who seems to be the only one in the town with a shred of humanity left. He tries to help the students escape, but he also has a secret of his own that he is hiding.

2001 Maniacs is a horror-comedy that combines elements of classic exploitation films with contemporary gore and humor. The movie is full of outrageous and gruesome deaths, along with ridiculous and over-the-top characters. Robert Englund plays a delightful role as the mayor of the town, bringing his expertise in horror to the screen.

The film’s visual style is impressive, and the director Tim Sullivan is not afraid to show blood oozing and body parts flying. The Halloween-like music adds to the overall eerie atmosphere of the movie. The graphic violence and gore are not suitable for children, however, for those who love horror movies, 2001 Maniacs is an entertaining and over-the-top experience.

The acting performances are pretty good, and the film’s dialogue is funny at times, albeit quite crude. The movie’s cinematography does not shy away from showing explicit violence and gore, so the faint-hearted should consider watching with caution. If you can appreciate the genre, 2001 Maniacs delivers what it promises - a good, trashy horror flick with plenty of blood and screams.

In summary, 2001 Maniacs is a fun and gory horror-comedy film that pays homage to the classic exploitation genre. The film is a remake of Two Thousand Maniacs! by Herschell Gordon Lewis, and while it is not likely to win any awards, it is a good movie for fans of the horror genre. The strong performances by Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, and Giuseppe Andrews add a certain charm to the film, and the outrageous gore and humor make it an entertaining watch for those who are not too easily disturbed.

2001 Maniacs is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (13,207)