2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Reviews
The whole cast is just plain rotten. Even Bill Moseley looks bored shitless through most of this film. The lighting is wrong, the sound levels are all over the place, the effects are poor...I could go on.
And as for the group of 'teenagers', the less said the better. Not a single one of them (bar the two blonds) are believable in their roles and if they really don't get along, then why go out on the road in a tiny camper van (9 kids in that small thing?)
Bar far one of the worst films I've ever seen. I can easily see why Robert England was 'busy' when this was filmed and couldn't be in it...he probably read the script lol!!!
Well. All but one. Field of Screams did have the fine addition of Ogre (Above - Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival) as "Doctor" Harper Alexander. He was enjoyed thoroughly. Everything else though! Throw it out! Go! Be gone! No more of you!
Bill Mosely is a personal favourite, and has been since I first saw him play Chop-Top over a decade ago. He's far from new to the horror game, having had roles in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, The Devil's Carnival, The Devil's Tomb, Repo! The Genetic Opera, House, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS (Grindhouse Teaser), Carnivale, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Army of Darkness, Night of the Living Dead (1990), Silent Night Deadly Night III, The Blob, Freddy's Nightmares, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Alone in the Dark II, The Alphabet Killer, Evil Bong, Blood Run, Corpse Killer and Evil Ed, as well as many more, and a great looking future in the industry ahead.
He replaces Robert Englund as Mayor George W. Buckman. But despite my praises for Bill, in 2001 Maniacs, he simply does not cut it. The biggest, and honestly most unforgivable thing that they fucked the character with was not the fact that they decided to change characters, but the fact that his mother fucking eyepatch changed from his left to his right eye for no fucking reason! Seriously! In 2001 Maniacs, Englund's injured eye is his left, in Field of Screams, Mosely's injured eye is his right. 'The fuck...
It was from the point about five seconds in when you first see this monumental cock up that I decided Field of Screams was probably not gonna be for me. It went downhill from there. Though the last film may have that cooky-so-bad-it's-good element every now and again, Field of Screams is just regular bad. Bad, bad, bad. I've physically seen worse movies in my day, but I try to avoid the likes of those.
What a irresponsible piece of thrash!
So these southern ghosts run out of victims and decide to git on the bus (horrible racist joke) and head north to Alaska...no just north (who knows why a ghost would need a mode of transportation), where they run into those dumb bitches Richie, Hilton and some homos. Racism and gayness ensue. Lots and lots of gayness...I think ol' Sullie my be gay...and racist.
This is the sequel to that remake. Run. Now. Nothing that they do to the Yankees in this film will be as bad as having to actually watch it. RUN!