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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

3 stars

Raw Nerve (the company behind Hostel I, II and III) brought us its only other entry way back in 2005 with Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs (a more-or-less-remake of the 60's horror 2000 Maniacs). It stars Horror Royalty Robert Englund (Original Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, Supernatural, Zombie Strippers, Behind the Mask, Hatchet, Wishmaster, Urban Legend, Eaten Alive) and (to a lesser extent( Lin Shaye (Insidious, Mega Spider, Snakes on a Plane, The Hillside Strangler, Alone in the Dark) as the veritable King and Queen of the vengeful South. I'm more or less guaranteed to give anything with Robert Englund (above) in it a try. Most any B-Horror movie, too. So with those to boxes ticked I decided it was high time I got 'round to giving it a view. There's not a whole lot to be said about it though, in earnest. It was a perfectly adequate way to spend an hour and twenty', but I don't really think it will ever warrant a second viewing. The kills are well and truly decent (in a way that could probably have been improved with a little extra cashmonies), so they obviously don't lack imagination in its entirety. The acting, though not atrocious, left much to be desired. Still, it was good enough to not out-and-out ruin the rest of it, which in B horror is really as much as you can need. It's not a deep area, the kind of film you'd watch while you wax philosophical with your ANU buddies, B-Horror is the kind of movie you smoke a blunt with your UC buddies to. And in that, 2001 Maniacs is worthy. Not really in anything else though. I took nothing away from the film. I loved no actor, no character, no crew member, no kill, no effect, nothing. The reveal would have been nice if they hadn't have already given it away on the back of the DVD cover. It scraped by with the absolute minimum amount of impression to make me watch the sequel (2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams). But that's not saying a whole lot. 62% -Gimly

- fb584658586, Monday, November 25, 2013

1 star

a bloody let-down

- Stinger839, Sunday, February 3, 2008

3 stars

Raw Nerve (the company behind Hostel I, II and III) brought us its only other entry way back in 2005 with Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs (a more-or-less-remake of the 60's horror 2000 Maniacs). It stars Horror Royalty Robert Englund (Original Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, Supernatural, Zombie Strippers, Behind the Mask, Hatchet, Wishmaster, Urban Legend, Eaten Alive) and (to a lesser extent( Lin Shaye (Insidious, Mega Spider, Snakes on a Plane, The Hillside Strangler, Alone in the Dark) as the veritable King and Queen of the vengeful South. I'm more or less guaranteed to give anything with Robert Englund (above) in it a try. Most any B-Horror movie, too. So with those to boxes ticked I decided it was high time I got 'round to giving it a view. There's not a whole lot to be said about it though, in earnest. It was a perfectly adequate way to spend an hour and twenty', but I don't really think it will ever warrant a second viewing. The kills are well and truly decent (in a way that could probably have been improved with a little extra cashmonies), so they obviously don't lack imagination in its entirety. The acting, though not atrocious, left much to be desired. Still, it was good enough to not out-and-out ruin the rest of it, which in B horror is really as much as you can need. It's not a deep area, the kind of film you'd watch while you wax philosophical with your ANU buddies, B-Horror is the kind of movie you smoke a blunt with your UC buddies to. And in that, 2001 Maniacs is worthy. Not really in anything else though. I took nothing away from the film. I loved no actor, no character, no crew member, no kill, no effect, nothing. The reveal would have been nice if they hadn't have already given it away on the back of the DVD cover. It scraped by with the absolute minimum amount of impression to make me watch the sequel (2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams). But that's not saying a whole lot. 62% -Gimly

- fb584658586, Monday, November 25, 2013