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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

 -  Horror  -  20 March 1964 (USA)
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Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

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Complete credited cast:
Connie Mason ...
Terry Adams
William Kerwin ...
Tom White (as Thomas Wood)
Jeffrey Allen ...
Shelby Livingston ...
Bea Miller
Ben Moore ...
Jerome Eden ...
John Miller
Gary Bakeman ...
Mark Douglas ...
Linda Cochran ...
Betsy
Yvonne Gilbert ...
Beverly Wells
Michael Korb ...
David Wells
Vincent Santo ...
Andy Wilson ...
Policeman
Candi Conder ...
Switchboard Operator
The Pleasant Valley Boys ...
Bluegrass musicians
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The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town. The town then participates in events, a different event for each of the tourists, in which the tourist is dispatched. One couple begins to suspect something and seeks a way to escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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2000 Maniacs  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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The plot of this gore film was inspired by the musical Brigadoon (1954). See more »

Quotes

Rufus Tate: We got us some good 'uns! Dogged if we don't!
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Referenced in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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A terrific idea.

I saw this movie while in the Army. It was part of a blood triple header at a drive-in while stationed in Virginia. Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs and another movie I forgot the name were on the bill. I can still remember the ways the characters were killed and all the themes from a State Fair that were used. But my favorite was when they cut the girls thumb off and then they fixed it by chopping her arm off. Then later that night by the campfire while they cooked the arm. They sang "I'm rolling my sweet baby's arm." How can you not like this movie it is almost like a must before seeing Kill Bill part 2. Just my opinion.


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