Eight college students travelling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia, where they are set upon by the residents.


Tim Sullivan
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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


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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From the creators of Hostel and Cabin Fever See more »


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


Obvious usage of dummies at times for the death sequences. See more »


[first lines]
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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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


The South is Gonna Rise Again
(On-Camera Strolling Minstrels Version)
Music and Lyrics by Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Oh Boy Was It Corny
14 July 2009 | by jamhornerSee all my reviews

I had the… fun of watching a very campy movie known as "2001 Maniacs," which I guess was a remake of the '64 movie "Ten Thousand Maniacs." It's really about a group of college kids that travel to a small southern town for spring break only to find out that everybody that inhabits this town are psychopathic cannibals. I don't know where to begin with this review.

First off, there were a lot of bloody effects and it was pretty gory. I enjoyed this, and some of the strategies used to 'off' the characters were pretty gruesome. The main problem that I had with this movie was that the horror and gore aspect of the film is overshadowed by the slapstick comedy, the crude redneck humor the terrible puns. Most people would find some of the puns funny but I found them campy and unnecessary and it was so over the top.

What I found a little displeasing was how they viewed Southerners: there is a retarded kid that likes to kill cats, a young man who wants to have sex with a sheep, inbred sisters, a dumbfounded black man and everybody seems talks in stereotypical southern lingo. I am from the south so I am a little iffy on that but I can overlook it.

This movie wants to be a horror comedy but it failed as a horror movie and I can only consider it as a comedy. Sure there is gore, some scares and a lot of deaths and cannibalism but I found myself laughing over ridiculous actions. The movie, of course for sex appeal, it littered with gorgeous girls who serve no purpose but as eye candy.

I have not seen the original one, I might have to so that I can compare them… but I could still watch this movie again and find it appealing as a dark comedy, but I cannot say that this is everything a horror is. If you like "Dead Alive," "The Frighteners" or even "Shaun of the Dead" then you might like this movie.

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13 July 2006 (Thailand) See more »

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LaGrange, Georgia, USA See more »


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