Solid: Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Giuseppe Andrews, Jay Gillespie, Marla Malcolm, Matthew Carey, Dylan Edrington, Mushond Lee, Bianca Smith, Brian Gross, Gina Marie Heekin, Adam Robitel, Brendan McCarthy, Christa Campbell, Wendy Kremer, Kane Hodder .
My Ideas: Predictable
Overview: "2001 Maniacs" is supposedly to be a remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' "Two Thousand Maniacs". Whereas I’ve by no means seen that film, the issue with "2001 Maniacs" is that it's too predictable. .
The story follows 2 separate teams of younger people who find themselves headed to Daytona Seashore Fl. for spring break. Sadly they arrive throughout a detour signal within the highway and as any good horror fan is aware of, "Detour" indicators all the time imply "hazard" in a horror film. Earlier than they understand it, each teams of teenagers have stumbled upon a hick city referred to as "Nice Valley", the place the individuals albeit unusual as hell, appear pleasant sufficient. Quickly one other handful of younger individuals come into city, a black man named Malcolm and his asian girlfriend Kat.
The residents of Nice Valley make all the northern younger individuals their visitors of honor and waste no time in exhibiting a little bit little bit of southern hospitality. However quickly among the younger northern vacationers start to vanish, and it turns into evident that each one is probably not what it sees with the so referred to as good of us of Nice Valley who behind the unsuspecting northerners backs, are planning an enormous "Feast" … actually. "2001 Maniacs" presents up an excellent subplot which explains the cities' sudden look out of now. It sees again through the civil battle a gaggle of renegade northern troopers worn out your complete city of Nice Valley, all 2001 of it's residents in truth.
Now they’ve come again for revenge towards the north, on the identical day their city was desecrated all of these years in the past no much less, and it's made apparent early on that these northern vacationers are in for some unhealthy instances. Nevertheless … it takes the vacationers awhile to understand it and the query turns into, will they have the ability to put 2 and a couple of collectively earlier than it's too late? Whereas "2001 Maniacs" actually delivers within the blood, gore, and total splatterfest division … the movie lacks an ora of thriller and telegraphs itself method too early. The whole lot occurs the best way you’ll anticipate it to up till the tip, the place a little bit little bit of creativity is proven when the final two survivors are thrown right into a struggle for his or her lives. The kills are moderately artistic however you’ll be able to just about work out who's going to die and in what order which additional occasions this movies predictable nature. The individuals of Nice Valley themselves are an annoying bunch, even the very engaging women within the city are painful to look at after they begin speaking.
The southern stereotypes from bestiality jokes, incest jokes, and simply total southerners being disturbingly odd jokes are in every single place on this film. And that's what kills many of the enjoyable. It might've been a pleasant change of tempo to have the oldsters of Nice Valley totally different in persona moderately than having every one act the identical as the opposite. The kids of the film are depicted a little bit bit higher. Whereas we get the same old group of fellows out to get laid, we additionally get a man with two feminine mates who has an enormous twist utilized to his character later within the film. You'll must see it for your self however take my phrase for it's fairly humorous, and we get the interracial couple wherein the black man is a biker and digs Led Zepplin … which just about is the last word in creating an out of doors the field character.
Robert Englund provides an excellent efficiency as Mayor Buckman of Nice Valley which is rival solely by Lin Shaye as Granny Boone. However even the 2 of them cannot totally make up for the remainder of the actors who depicted Nice Valley residents in a really subpar method. "2001 Maniacs" does have it's good factors additionally, and director Tim Sullivan who additionally co-wrote the movie with penner Chris Kobin – actually knew the best way to make this a "horror film". No annoying reduce aways or shortening of scenes to keep away from exhibiting an excessive amount of blood on display. No we get the total deal right here which incorporates physique crushing, mutilations, eyeballs coming out of their sockets, demise by acid, and two others kills that are much more twisted than these I simply talked about. I simply wished that they had surrounded all of this nice blood, gore, and mayhem with some higher villains.
Whereas I believed Englund was an amazing villain as Mayor Buckman, the opposite baddies have been both described by unhealthy actors or have been simply too annoying to be cool villains. Now you possibly can say as a result of I'm a northern man I don’t join with the entire southern persona factor, which is why I didn’t look after many of the villain characters. However on the flipside of that I believed the Firefly clan in "Home of 1000 Corpses" which was one more psycho redneck flick, have been superior villains. However they have been far more hardcore than the Nice Valley folks, who got here off to me as just a bit bit too cornball and never critical sufficient to make them good villains.
Execs: Artistic kills, blood and gore abound, the northern vacationers have been likeable for essentially the most half. The movies ultimate act which features a showdown between the 2 survivors and Mayor Buckman and the residents of Nice Valley was superior. Lin Shaye provides an excellent efficiency as Granny Boone restricted restricted display time.
Cons: Apart from Robert Englund as Mayor Buckman The villains weren’t badass sufficient, and like I acknowledged within the evaluation every thing is spelled out to the viewer too rapidly as to what is going to occur to those children and the way. I additionally didn’t just like the ending and the chain of occasions which lead as much as the movies ultimate ending left me shaking my head.
Total: Common horror film that has a number of gadgets which reserve it from being a complete waste of time. Value a rental when it hits dvd March 28th.