I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
2001 maniacs is essentially a grind house movie if you look at it. The story is the third most important part of the film, after gore and sex. That being said, i do not really mind that since i am a fan of gore myself.The plot in the movie is not anything new, a bunch of teenagers gets into trouble with the supernatural. You have seen that several times if your a fan of horror. What makes this movie better than average is the fact that it's self avare of it. It doesn't try to be the shining or something like that, instead we get pure grind house fun. The camera is even outdated for the time, a pretty classic grind house team (since they were made on a shoestring budget).Robert Englund is great as the main villain (As always), the main cast of teens are bad and the acting overall from them is stale and uninspiring. What makes this movie fun to watch is the interaction of the teens (Bad acting) with the townspeople (mostly good acting). The plot moves along with a decent speed so you are never bored with it, and the climax is pretty good.Another thing that really make it feel like a grind house aside from the gore and the sex are the fact that it is not scared of taking the low road. It's rare to have such strong language in horror movies that are mainstream produced as this one has. "Boy, Negro, Chinaman (Sorry, Chinawoman) and such. Its a movie that doesn't care at all and is just out to entertain you.Is it better than 2000 maniacs? No, it is. not Is it a bad movie? Yes it is, but it's also a pretty decent one. Once again, that is if you see this movie as a grind house movie, which it really isn't, but there are strong influence by the grind house cinema in it. The best part of this movie is the kills, that isn't anything strange since that's true 90% of the time when there is a body count. But there is also a pretty fun dark humor in this film that doesn't go unnoticed.
A Great Film But Their Was One Thing I Disliked The Singing And Guitar Playing By The Two Men. And It Stars Robert Englund Who Played Freddy Krueger. Lin Shaye (Robert Shaye's Sister.) The Hot Attractive Marla Leigh Malcom. The Hot Attractive Christa Campbell. Eli Roth (The Director Of Hostel The Gay Movie And Cabin Fever Has A Cameo At The Beginning.) Kane Hodder Who Played Jason Voorhees Has A Cameo Towards The Ending. The Two Hot Attractive Girls Kodi Kitchen And Cristin Michele. Their Is Also A Cameo By The Country Singer Travis Tritt At The Beginning. And Their Is Also A Cameo By The Director Himself Tim Sullivan. But Any How This Is Still A Great Film With Lots Of Gore Nudity And Language A Must See Film Way Better Then The Second Film. From Brandon DeVore
Brian Harris (wildsidecinema)
We get blood, boobs, gore, comedy, guys chasing sheep, kids killing cats and super hottie cousins "boning" each other! The comedy is actually funny
the gore is actually
gory! The T&A is top notch (its Christa Campbell guys!) and the acting was excellent.Not only do we get a damn good horror film but we get a DVD that actually puts most "Special Editions" to shame! This release is packed with extras! I would like to point out to readers though that no matter how hard a DVD company tries to convince you
subtitles and closed captions are not bonus features.I'd like to point out a few facts as well
for starters; Eli Roth is back to reprise his role from Cabin Fever as wonky drifter Justin (Eli Roth) and his good buddy Dr. Mambo (the dog) is back as well! Eagle eyed viewers may also spot Tim Sullivan hammering on a coffin and Scott Spiegel (Evil Dead 1 & 2, The Dead Next Door) as one of the hillbilly banjo singers that constantly wander about the movie! So, for those of you looking for a damn good film, run, don't walk, to your nearest Best Buy and purchase 2001 Maniacs. Don't hesitate!
Well, at least everyone was killed. This is a pretty crazy zany movie. Uh, but yes of course it is also a bad movie. If you like bad horror movies like me then yes, you'll probably see this. If not, then you should pretty much avoid at all costs. This ridiclious plot involves a few cars happening upon some small town in the middle of nowhere that wants to kill them. Eventually that happens. The acting and plot, as usual in these movies, are really horrible. The production and everything else is OK. I would not pay to see this movie - its free on fearnet right now. Each character is so highly annoying, I said to myself at the beginning of this "film": "Self, I hope every single one of these people gets killed." And lo and behold myself was correct!