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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Not Rated | | 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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Herschell Gordon Lewis (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
Stanley Dyrector Stanley Dyrector ... Harper Alexander (as Mark Douglas)
Linda Cochran Linda Cochran ... Betsy
Yvonne Gilbert Yvonne Gilbert ... Beverly Wells
Michael Korb Michael Korb ... David Wells
Vincent Santo Vincent Santo ... Billy
Andy Wilson ... Policeman
Candi Conder Candi Conder ... Switchboard Operator
The Pleasant Valley Boys The Pleasant Valley Boys ... Bluegrass musicians
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Storyline

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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Gruesomely Stained In Blood Color! See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2000 Maniacs See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Cloud, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film inspired the name of American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. See more »

Quotes

Rufus Tate: We got us some good 'uns! Dogged if we don't!
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Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Lyrics and Music by Lester Flatt
Performed by The Pleasant Valley Boys
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bloodshed with a story
10 May 2008 | by PaulyCSee all my reviews

Director and writer, Herschell Gordon Lewis, has mentioned this film as his favorite and you can see why. It is by far the best acted of all his movies and undoubtedly the one with the most production value. Six Yankees are lured into a small Southern town for a Centennial celebration where the townsfolk proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War. The death scenes include a man being pulled apart by four horses and a sexy blonde having her arm chopped off and then barbecued. The effect of the arm being hacked off is a bit weak but the other killings look much better. There's even a bit of suspense as one of the few remaining Yankees plans his escape with the help of a good Samaritan played by Connie Mason. The cast is good with the exception of one or two of the smaller roles. The biggest stand out is Jeffrey Allen as the Mayor with a very colorful performance. A fun watch for people who like their bloodshed with an actual story behind it. Good Stuff!


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