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Two Thousand Maniacs! -- 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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Release Date:
20 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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An Entire Town Bathed In Pulsing Human Blood! Madmen Crazed For Carnage! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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HG Lewis' best film. A classic! See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Connie Mason ... Terry Adams
William Kerwin ... Tom White (as Thomas Wood)
Jeffrey Allen ... Mayor Buckman
Shelby Livingston ... Bea Miller
Ben Moore ... Lester MacDonald
Jerome Eden ... John Miller
Gary Bakeman ... Rufus 'Rufe' Tate
Mark Douglas ... Harper Alexander
Linda Cochran ... Betsy
Yvonne Gilbert ... Beverly Wells
Michael Korb ... David Wells
Vincent Santo ... Billy
Andy Wilson ... Policeman
Candi Conder ... Switchboard Operator
The Pleasant Valley Boys ... Bluegrass musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Champion ... Banjo player (uncredited)
Charles Glore ... Guitar player (uncredited)

Directed by
Herschell Gordon Lewis 
 
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Herschell Gordon Lewis 

Produced by
David F. Friedman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Wellington 
 
Cinematography by
Herschell Gordon Lewis 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Sinise  (as Robert Sinise)
 
Production Design by
David F. Friedman 
 
Production Management
Jerome Eden .... unit manager
Andy Romanoff .... production manager
 
Art Department
Lorin D. Hall .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
David F. Friedman .... sound recordist
Henry Lieberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lorin D. Hall .... electrician
 
Music Department
Charles Glore .... musical director (as Charles Scott)
 
Other crew
Gretchen Blank .... script supervisor
David Guilbert .... production assistant
Harry Kerwin .... crew chief
 

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87 min | UK:84 min | Argentina:90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Many of the buildings from this movie, including the Hunter Arms Hotel where a large portion of it was filmed, still exist in downtown St. Cloud, Florida.See more »
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Anachronisms: 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:
[Upon finding the plaque that explains the town was attacked by Union Soldiers during the Civil War]
Terry Adams:What does it mean?
Tom White:It means this centennial is a centennial of blood vengeance! It means... It means we're here to be killed!
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
HG Lewis' best film. A classic!, 27 August 2003
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

TWO THOUSAND MANIACS is HG Lewis' best film, or most complete film. Unlike so many of Lewis' films, TTM actually has characters, you either care for or dislike. There's some suspense. There's actually a beginning, a middle and an end to it. The story's concept is brilliant and inspired, even if its execution is a tad lacking. And the violence is actually disturbing and important to the story. There are the usual HG Lewis touches in TTM, like bad acting and static film-making but the whole product is so well made that, in the end, the typically HG Lewis weaknesses don't harm the film.

There is one big mistake in the story: the town looks modern and the people of Pleasant Valley act like modern folks and are dressed in 1960s clothes. The town should have looked like a town from around 1860s, and the people should have looked and acted like folks from that period. It would have been even more fantastic and creepy. But they probably didn't have the money to recreate such an elaborate setting so I understand why everything looks like the 1960s in Pleasant Valley. The plus side of this mistake: the juxtaposition of 1960s sunny retro quaintness with extreme gory violence actually adds a lot to the film's unique quality.

I love TWO THOUSAND MANIACS. It's a cool flick and it's a classic horror film.

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