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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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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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83 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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This film inspired the name of American alt-rock band 10,000 Maniacs.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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Referenced in Trailer Park of Terror (2008)See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Awesome Early Splatterfest, 27 July 2006
Author: Alien_I_Creator from Juarez, Mexico

Two Thousand Maniacs! is the second installment in the sleazy classic "Blood Trilogy" by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It is a superb film and very important to the gore genre. This early splatter fest features enough carnage(and very realistic-looking blood for its time) to compete with any of today's modern gross-outs.

The premise is simple enough. Travelers are lured to a small southern town full of blood-thirsty Confederates seeking revenge on Yankees upon the centennial of the end of the Civil War. Fooled into thinking that they are the guests of honor at the town's centennial celebration, the travelers soon find themselves in the middle of barbaric blood rituals with seemingly no means of escape.

While the acting is a little sub-par and exaggerated at times, it does not detract from the film but, rather, adds to the sleaze factor. The action slows down a little toward the end, however, the ultimate conclusion is unique and quite chilling. Overall, Two Thousand Maniacs! is a very worthy watch and a great addition to any gore hound's collection.

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