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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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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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An Entire Town Bathed In Pulsing Human Blood! Madmen Crazed For Carnage! See more »

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20 March 1964 (USA)  »

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2000 Maniacs  »

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Film debut of Illinois stage actor Taalkeus 'Talky' Blank (Jeffrey Allen), whom played Mayor Buckman, and whom would later appear playing numerous Southern-accented characters in several of Herschell Gordon Lewis' movies. See more »

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Rufus Tate: We got us some good 'uns! Dogged if we don't!
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"Robert E. Lee Broke His Musket On His Knee..."
4 September 2000 | by (The Mitten State, USA) – See all my reviews

"Two Thousand Maniacs" is a wonderful Brigadoon-esque film about two groups of Yankees who become guests of honors for the southern town of Pleasant Valley's centennial. What these "guests" don't realize, though, is that they are going to be murdered in bizarre (and I mean, BIZARRE) fashions because of a war lost by the south 100 years ago.

The festivities include a woman being dismembered and barbecued, a man being quartered with four horses, and the infamous "barrel roll" sequence where a man is pushed down a hill in a barrel that has nails driven into its sides.

The movie altogether has a wacky, feel-good charm (despite its gruesome nature) that keeps you smiling, and you'll surely be singing its theme song after the movie's over! I sure as hell was.


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