2001 Maniacs (2005) is an American comedy thriller horror movie that is a remake of 1964 movie Two Thousand Maniacs! Tim Sullivan (Chillerama (2011), 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), Hood of Horror (2006)) is the co-writer, director and an actor who plays Coffin Harry in 2001 Maniacs. The movie contains nudity, sexual content, decapitation, cruel disturbing murders, violence, blood, suspense, sexual language and a lot of killings.
2001 Maniacs is about a biker couple and six college students going on spring break to Daytona Beach. They had a detour that took them to Pleasant Valley, Georgia. The people in Pleasant Valley is holding its annual American Civil War event. The group is not aware of what will be served for dinner at this event. They soon began regretting taking that detour because there is no help, and they are being killed one by one away from each other. Anderson Lee (Jay Gillespie - #1 Cheerleader Camp (2010), 2010: Moby Dick (2010), WTC View (2005)) and Joey (Marla Malcolm - Last Vegas (2013), The Watch (2012), Road Trip (2000)) escapes death by the hands of the townspeople. They tried getting help from a police officer but soon learned that they have to save their own lives. Lee and Joey learn that the townspeople will not rest until they kill 2001 northerners because the Union troops in the Civil War killed 2001 villagers.
I cannot determine which of the characters had the most gruesome death. I must say that some of the deaths were unique - crushed to death by a cotton press; castrated and eaten by…; being tied like a pig and having skewers put through your body like a pig; decapitated by barbed wire and acid melting your body from the inside out. It is better to watch this movie with an empty stomach, and it is not recommended for people with a weak stomach. The acting, set, special effects and dialogue were all okay, but it is not a movie that I would recommend to horror fans.
About 2001 Maniacs (2005)
Starring: Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Lin Shaye, Peter Stormare, Scott Spiegel, Christa Campbell, Eli Roth, Dan Hicks, Giuseppe Andrews, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Johnny Legend, Adam Robitel, Brendan McCarthy, Anthony Cancelliere, Lisette Bross, Ryan Fleming, Rachel Howard, Amanda Tuffin, Tim Sullivan, Bianca Smith, Brian Gross, Cristin Michele, Bill McKinney, Wilfred Biggs, Chad Hudson, Kevin 'Pondo' Canady, Tara Greer, Rex Luker, Andy Mantineo, Stuart Spiegel
Director: Tim Sullivan