2001 Maniacs (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

2001 Maniacs (2005)





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Hostel director Eli Roth's genre-friendly Raw Nerve film group makes its gore-soaked splash with director Tim Sullivan's kitchy remake of Hershell Gordon Lewis' southern-fried splatter-fest. A drunken group of hard partying college-kids are in for a Spring Break they'll never forget when they take a tragic detour through the small southern town of Pleasant Valley. Greeted by the overzealous mayor (Robert Englund) and promised a wild time at the town's annual barbecue celebration, the initially-hesitant teens soon agree to spend the night when the citizen's down-home hospitality simply becomes too much to resist. But things are not what they seem in the timeless town of Pleasant Valley, and as the thrill seeking students begin to disappear one-by-one in the most gruesome of fashions, it soon becomes obvious that they are to be the main ingredient in Pleasant Valley's most tasty tradition. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong horror violence and gruesome images, sexuality/nudity and language.)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Sullivan, Chris Kobin
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On DVD: Mar 28, 2006
GreeneStreet Films


Robert Englund
as Mayor Buckman
Lin Shaye
as Granny Boone
Jay Gillespie (II)
as Anderson Lee
Giuseppe Andrews
as Harper Alexander
Dylan Edrington
as Nelson Elliot
Matthew Carey
as Cory Jones
Peter Stormare
as Professor Ackerman
Mushond Lee
as Malcolm
Brendan McCarthy
as Rufus Buckman
Adam Robitel
as Lester Buckman
Christa Campbell
as Milk Maiden
Wendy Kremer
as Peaches
Ryan Fleming
as Hucklebilly
Johnny Legend
as Strolling Minstrel 1
Scott Spiegel
as Strolling Minstrel 2
Eli Roth
as Justin
Craig Stark
as Sheriff Friedman
Travis Tritt
as Gas Station Attendan...
Hugh Casey
as Reverend Jonas
Bill McKinney
as The Chef
as Dr. Mambo
Jacob Hair
as Onion Joe
Tim Sullivan
as Coffin Harry
Rachel L. Howard
as Drool girl
Cleave Frink, Jr.
as Uncle Sammy
Amanda Tuffin
as Little Maniac
Cassandra Hepburn
as Anderson's Girlfrien...
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Critic Reviews for 2001 Maniacs

All Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

...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.

August 10, 2006
Los Angeles CityBeat

way better than the original

April 10, 2006

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2001 Maniacs is a film that had plenty of potential of being a terrific and memorable horror comedy. Unfortunately this film misses the mark, and ends up being a tiresome tedious affair with no redeeming qualities. This is simply put a bad movie and it just fails in every sense. I am actually surprised that this film didn't deliver anything worthwhile with its interesting premise. However, it was a pitiful movie that had some poor acting, and considering there was Bill Mosely and Robert England, two veterans of the genre, this one simply didn't offer anything good for horror fans. I thought that this was a poor horror film, and yes, I do get that it is supposed to be ridiculous, but the filmmakers could have tried to at least make something good and memorable. This film was bad and it was a waste of good horror actors' talents in my opinion. The only scene that was good to see was the part where one of the girls was getting sawed in half by a table saw. However not even that juicy bit of gore was enough to redeem this poorly thought out movie. If you want a good killer redneck horror comedy that is over the top, but very entertaining, watch Trailer Park of Terror instead. 2001 Maniacs is yet another failed remake that just misses the mark. This is a horrible film that fails to really entertain, and you'd be better off watching something else. The idea was good, but the execution was very poor and lazy that the result is a badly acted film that just ends up being a waste of time.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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