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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Unrated | | Horror | 20 March 1964 (USA)
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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Terry Adams
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Tom White (as Thomas Wood)
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Shelby Livingston ...
Bea Miller
Ben Moore ...
Jerome Eden ...
John Miller
Gary Bakeman ...
Stanley Dyrector ...
Harper Alexander (as Mark Douglas)
Linda Cochran ...
Betsy
Yvonne Gilbert ...
Beverly Wells
Michael Korb ...
David Wells
Vincent Santo ...
Andy Wilson ...
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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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Trivia

The comic book Harper is reading in the hotel is "Heart Throbs," issue 87, cover dated December 1963-January 1964. 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 »

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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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Rebel Yell
(The South's Gonna Rise Again)
Lyrics and Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Performed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Pretty good
18 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The second part of the blood trilogy that began with Blood Feast.

This one is considerably more professional than the first. But it still as its short comings. Acting is variable. And the plot is weak and does not make a lot of sense. The gore scenes (which is probably the reason why you are watching) are great. And even quite brutal, although the film is too camp to take too seriously. The music is also great and very fitting.

It does suffer from two annoying things however. The annoying little boy for one. But I do think they knew how annoying he was, because at the end even the villagers don't want him back. The other thing is how long the film takes to end. Its got more endings than Spielberg film.

Still its pretty good and worth it if you like gore films...


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