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2001 Maniacs (2005)

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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.

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Tim Sullivan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Mayor Buckman
Lin Shaye ... Granny Boone
Giuseppe Andrews ... Harper Alexander
Jay Gillespie ... Anderson Lee
Marla Malcolm ... Joey (as Marla Leigh Malcom)
Dylan Edrington Dylan Edrington ... Nelson
Matthew Carey ... Cory
Peter Stormare ... Professor Ackerman
Gina Marie Heekin ... Kat
Brian Gross ... Ricky
Mushond Lee Mushond Lee ... Malcolm
Bianca Smith Bianca Smith ... Leah
Brendan McCarthy ... Rufus
Adam Robitel ... Lester
Christa Campbell ... Milk Maiden
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Storyline

While traveling on vacation to Florida, the college friends Anderson Lee, Cory Jones and Nelson Elliot meet the gorgeous Joey and Kat in a gas station traveling with their gay friend Ricky to the same location. Anderson gives his phone number to Joey in Florida. The teenagers decide to take a shortcut and they find a detour through an old road leading to the Southern town of Pleasant Valley. They are welcomed by the local Mayor Buckman as guests of honor together with Joey, Kat, Ricky and the Afro-American biker Malcolm and his Chinese girlfriend Leah and invited to stay for their Guts and Glory Jubilee with free lodging, meals and booze at Granny Boone's hotel, and dancing, games and a mouth-watering barbecue in the climax of the jubilee. The group accepts the invitation but sooner they find who will supply the meat for the feast. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gruesome images, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

My Space site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2006 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

2001 Loucos See more »

Filming Locations:

LaGrange, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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When Anderson and Joey are about to jump the fire on Malcolm's bike, you can see that the bike's headlight is on. However, when they jump the fire and land, the bike is seen in rear view driving down the dark track with the headlight most definitely not on. And again when they're driving back from Pleasant Valley the next morning, the bike's headlight is on. See more »

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Professor Ackerman: Unprecedented, historic casualties. More Americans died in the so-called Civil War than in the two World Wars combined. 618,000. Although the popular media usually portrays the Civil War as a series of epic battles for honor and glory, the reality is far from either. General Sherman's march through South Carolina alone cost over 8,000 innocent Southerners their lives.
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Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Hey Hey Howdy Howdy Hey
Lyrics by Tim Sullivan
Music by Johnny Griparic and Brett W. Nemeroff (as Brett Nemeroff)
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There's always room for one more ... MANIAC!
25 March 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The almighty Hershell Gordon-Lewis already promised us through a very catchy song that the South was going to rise again... and it did! Slightly more than forty years after the Godfather of Gore's terrific splatter-classic, energetic director Tim Sullivan gathered quite an impressive cast and updated Lewis' screenplay with new gory sickness and nowadays sleaze 'n swearing! I'm usually not this enthusiastic when it comes to remakes of classic horror films, but "2001 Maniacs" simply is a fun & unpretentious little movie that clearly intended to please horror fans first, rather than to hit big at the box office. The original story is preserved, as a whole bunch of young party animals on their way to the Southern beaches are detoured the peculiar little town of Pleasant Valley where they're given a warm reception as honoree guests to a local jubilee. The townsfolk, with one-eyed mayor Buckman in charge, all soon turn out to be deranged killers that are still very rancorous about the Southern Civil War casualties and, one by one, the Yankee tourists are butchered in very imaginative ways. Some of the killings are strangely similar to the ones in Lewis' original, some of them are completely new...but they ALL are utterly grotesque and exhilaratingly gross! Whenever there isn't any gore on display, we're treated to absurd dialogues, morbid jokes and – oh yeah – loads of naked flesh supplied by the most ravishing babes of nowadays horror flicks. Of course, purely talking cinema, this isn't much of good film because it totally lacks tension and it's tasteless, offensive and completely ridiculous. Personally I couldn't care less about this because A) you pretty much know what to expect here and B) it's a splendid throwback to the rancid 60's and 70's; the times when horror cinema didn't necessarily had to justify its exploitative tendencies. Robert Englund clearly hasn't had this much fun portraying a mad character than since the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" and Lin Shaye once again proves she's a sadly underrated but great actress that delivers no matter how silly her lines are. The younger cast members perform adequately and Sullivan's directing is fairly surefooted as well. Although the additional maniac in the title never really gets introduced, I suppose it relates to the little silent girl who dissects rats for fun. "2001 Maniacs" is one of the most entertaining horror films of the past couple of years and I recommend it highly!


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