Saturday, July 25, 2009

2001 Maniacs: I Had a Feeling Freddy Originally Came From the South.

One of my favorite past times is to watch random horror movies on free movies on demand. Oh Comcast you are a wonderful invention. So upon perusing I found this little gem which stars Freddy himself, Robert Englund. I would label this one under horror comedy not too far from the likes of Army of Darkness.

The plot revolves around 3 college lads who take a trip down to Daytona Beach for spring break. Along they way they meet a couple of ho's and a bi-sexual man. Driving through Georgia they come across a detour which takes them to Pleasant Valley (population 2001!). Our lads think it is just some crazies who are a little too into Civil War Reenactments but unfortunately that is not the case.

The lads are then joined by the 2 ho's and bi man and then also by a black man and an asian woman (who is played by a white actress). Racism and gay jokes enfold yadda yadda yadda. People start dissappearing and dying in the most gruesome of ways!

This is horror comedy violence at it's greatest. Some people have problems with the apparent racism and homophobia in this film, check out IMDB's page and look at the message board for some hilarity. But the fact here is these are some fucked up Civil War losers. The movie culminates in a "twist" ending which I'll just tell you because I don't think the movies goal is to be so plot centered... the whole town doesn't exist. Pleasant Valley is a graveyard that holds the 2001 civilians of the town that were murdered when the Union soldiers swept the town. So in there death they must reclaim 2001 lives, "an eye for an eye"

Some great parts to watch out for. Dr. Mambo (!) from Cabin Fever and Eli Roth's Cabin Fever character make a funny appearance. As does the creepy policeman from Cabin Fever. And of course the way the bi-sexual guy dies, and all the creative death scenes which are probably only rivaled by the Final Destination series.

Oh and one other point... This movie is full of BOOBS. I think it could probably be classified as a porn/ horror movie. Oh yes we have lesbian scenes, threesomes, S&M, masturbating, it's all there. So if that's your thing this movie is for you.

Otherwise it's a great source of entertainment. Oh and I also enjoy the current styles of fashion these civil war ho's possess. They must have shopped at Hot Topic...

Buy 2001 Maniacs at Horror Movie Empire!

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