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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.

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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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You are what THEY eat! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Some crew members also had a minor role as "Additional Maniac" in this movie. They were even credited for this role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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Composed by Brett W. Nemeroff (as Brett Nemeroff) and Johnny Griparic
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Inferior remake but so-so on its own

In the 2000s, it seemed a fad to take old cult horror movies and remake them. Sometimes it worked, most of the time it didn't. This one at least went out of its way to expand on the mythos of its predecessor

Should anyone be given the role of Mayor Buford, one should devour the scenery. Robert Englund, bless his heart, does just that, and in the most delightfully cheesy manner. The victims, downgraded from rational adults to a bunch of obnoxious college students, deserve no sympathy to the point that in the first five minutes, you just want all of them to die.

The violence is admirable, only one of the death scenes is a callback to the original. Blood effects are standard 2005 slasher movie level but they're gruesome all the same. The writers got creative and they get props.

In this modernized version, minority victims are introduced, an African-American man and an Asian woman, both of whom are subject to racism. But this is expected as the antagonists, after all, are Civil War era Southerners. That said, this movie is in no short supply of Southern popular culture references, mostly to Gone with the Wind.

All in all, when comparing to the 1964 Herschell Gordon Lewis cult classic, 2001 Maniacs is simply a contemporary upgrade but watch it as a standalone, it's okay.


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Official Sites:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,976
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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