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Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Herschell Gordon Lewis
Allison Louise Downe,
Lawrence J. Aberwood
Eight college students travelling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia, where they are set upon by the residents who are out to avenge their deaths by Union troops over one hundred years earlier during the Civil War.
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
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This film was reportedly shot in an area of Orlando, Florida, that is now occupied by Walt Disney World. See more »
[Upon finding the plaque that explains the town was attacked by Union Soldiers during the Civil War]
What does it mean?
It means this centennial is a centennial of blood vengeance! It means... It means we're here to be killed!
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"Two Thousand Maniacs" is a wonderful Brigadoon-esque film about two groups of Yankees who become guests of honors for the southern town of Pleasant Valley's centennial. What these "guests" don't realize, though, is that they are going to be murdered in bizarre (and I mean, BIZARRE) fashions because of a war lost by the south 100 years ago.
The festivities include a woman being dismembered and barbecued, a man being quartered with four horses, and the infamous "barrel roll" sequence where a man is pushed down a hill in a barrel that has nails driven into its sides.
The movie altogether has a wacky, feel-good charm (despite its gruesome nature) that keeps you smiling, and you'll surely be singing its theme song after the movie's over! I sure as hell was.
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