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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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Bea Miller
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Jerome Eden ...
John Miller
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Stanley Dyrector ...
Harper Alexander (as 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

This film inspired the name of American alt-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. 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: Look, officer, I don't know how to convince you of this, but... we're not crazy!
Policeman: Mister, I didn't say you was crazy. Nothing like that, I just think it's mighty peculiar!
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Referenced in The Big Box: Jigsaw (2009) See more »

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Old Joe Clark
Performed by The Pleasant Valley Boys
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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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