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2001 Maniacs


Travellers who take a wrong turn wind up becoming the main course for the hungry residents of a strange little town.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: ...on a level playing field, Sullivan's remake is a better film than the original] in every regard...Not for grandma, but loads of crude fun otherwise.

- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: ...riddled with precisely the sort of unconvincing and subpar acting that one generally associates with low-budget horror flicks.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Monday, October 30, 2006

Fresh: way better than the original

- Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This movie was completely out of its mind. The plot is outrageous as well as the characters. Just a fun movie to watch. I loved Robert Englund and his character of a cyclops confederate. It's reminiscent of b-horrors from the 70s and 80s, where the soul purpose is to entertain.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

4 stars

This movie was completely out of its mind. The plot is outrageous as well as the characters. Just a fun movie to watch. I loved Robert Englund and his character of a cyclops confederate. It's reminiscent of b-horrors from the 70s and 80s, where the soul purpose is to entertain.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

5 stars

Tim Sullivan's remake of TWO THOUSAND MANIACS, to me, was nothing but fun from start to finish. From the first kill to the last, this film rocked. Like EVIL DEAD 2, this is more of a comedy/horror, which Sullivan himself describes as "Splatstick"...sure it's over-the-top, but it's supposed to be, and that is what makes it so much fun. Robert Englund and Lin Shaye are a blast as "Mayor Buckman" and "Granny Boone", but I must say there were some excellent casting choices for everyone involved...the group of gorgeous girls who play both hapless victims and charming? Southern Belles...Giuseppe Andrews, who lends his unique style to the film...Dylan Edrington who plays the perfect smart-ass...and the actors portraying incidental characters like "Hucklebilly" and "Lester" really help add to the film's humor and creepiness. While some are complaining about the few off color jokes the film offers, and these might get some people's panties in a bunch, this is not a racist picture. Personally, I found the jokes to be pretty funny (Malcom, a black character, is told to "wait just a cotton picking' minute" at one point in the film). Others are criticizing the acting...I thought the acting was fine. Not Shakespearian by any means, but remember, this isn't GHANDI and it won't be nominated for an Academy Award (and exactly how many of your favorite films have been?) Bottom line is enjoy this for what it is, a throwback to good old-fashioned blood n guts, T & A horror.

- matertenebraum, Tuesday, May 6, 2008