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2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Jay Gillespie, Dylan Edrington, and Matthew Carey. It is a remake of the 1964 film Two Thousand Maniacs! written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.[1] The film is distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. It was filmed in Westville, Georgia.

2001 Maniacs
2001 Maniacs.jpg
Pre-production promotional poster
Directed byTim Sullivan
Produced byBoaz Yakin
Scott Spiegel
Eli Roth
Christopher Tuffin
Brett W. Nemeroff
Written byChris Kobin
Tim Sullivan
Based onTwo Thousand Maniacs!
by Herschell Gordon Lewis
StarringRobert Englund
Lin Shaye
Giuseppe Andrews
Jay Gillespie
Music byNathan Barr
CinematographySteve Adcock
Edited byMichael Ross
Production
company
Raw Nerve
Velvet Steamroller
Distributed byLions Gate Entertainment
Release date
  • October 21, 2005 (2005-10-21)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1.5 million

PlotEdit

Six prep college students and a biker couple travel south towards Daytona Beach for Spring Break, but a detour leads them into the seemingly idyllic Georgia town of Pleasant Valley, which is holding its annual "Guts and Glory Jubilee" in honor of the American Civil War.

While they stay in the town, completely isolated from the outside world, they are systematically separated and killed in gory fashion by the town's residents. Two students manage to escape, but upon alerting the authorities they learn that "Pleasant Valley" is nothing but a cemetery - a memorial for 2001 Confederate villagers who were massacred 140 years earlier by renegade Union troops during the Civil War. A plaque reveals that the town's residents will not rest until the crime has been paid back: 2001 villagers were killed, 2001 Northerners must be killed - an eye for an eye.

As the two students drive away on their motorcycle, they are decapitated by barbed wire. The heads are picked up by Hucklebilly who walks down the road and fades away.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Filming took place on November 3, 2003 in Westville, Georgia and ended on December 1, 2003. Eli Roth, who produced the film, reprised his role of Justin from his own film, Cabin Fever.

ReleaseEdit

The film was released May 12, 2005. The film was released on DVD in 2007.[2]

SequelEdit

On the official Facebook page for the film, the sequel 2001 Maniacs: The Beverly Hellbillys was announced (later renamed to 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams). Mayor Buckman and Harper Alexander are now portrayed by Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre respectively.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 Maniacs (Movie Review) | Bloody Good Horror". www.bloodygoodhorror.com. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ www.amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/2001-Maniacs-DVD-Robert-Englund/dp/B000E5N6A2. Retrieved 2019-01-06. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS is on Facebook[permanent dead link]

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