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

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20 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2000 Maniacs  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The plot of this gore film was inspired by the musical Brigadoon (1954). See more »

Goofs

The mayor has been in limbo for 100 years, since the civil war. Yet he makes a paper aeroplane and in the classic school boy manner. There is no way he can know how to do this. See more »

Quotes

Tom White: Has it occurred to you that nobody has told us what this centennial is all about? Now, this is 1965, and a hundred years ago it was 1865, right? So, what happened in 1865?
Terry Adams: It was the ending of Civil War. The war between states!
Tom White: Well then you tell me why would a southern town want northerners as guests of honor at the centennial. It must has something to do with what happened a hundred years ago. So, something is very wrong with this town.
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Different Type of Horror Film
5 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Decided to watch this film, but I really was not very sure if I was going to enjoy this flick with unknown actors, but as I started to view this film I became very interested. A young couple gets themselves involved with a town where strange things start to happen to people. The town's folks remember the Civil War days when their town was destroyed by the Yankee's up North and it seems this town celebrates this event by having Yankee guests participate in some games of chance for both men and women. These games of chance will greatly surprise you and you just will not believe just what is going on until it actually happens. There is one scene when a man gets into a barrel and rolls down a hill which becomes very tragic. This is a rather short film, but great to view on Halloween night, or anytime you find it showing on TCM. Enjoy.


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