|release date||March 28 2006|
|writer||Chris Kobin, Tim Sullivan|
|starring||Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Giuseppe Andrews, Jay Gillespie, Marla Malcolm, Wendy Kremer and Christa Campbell|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisTravelers who take a wrong turn wind up becoming the planned main course for the hungry residents of a strange little town.
I’m hard pressed to remember the first time I saw Herschell Gordon Lewis’ original Two Thousand Maniacs, although I can clearly remember the catalyst for searching it out. Back in 1993, a friend had gotten me a used copy of John Waters’ epic tome Shock Value. At the time, I was a huge John Waters and Russ Meyer freak. Near the end of the book, Waters took 2 chapters to dedicate to his heroes, the first was Meyer and the second was H.G. Lewis. This fleeting glance into the mind of the culturally appointed Godfather of Gore was enough to set my mind scurrying about as to how to find these grindhouse classics. It was a few years later that I finally secured a copy of Blood Feast and sometime later when I saw Color Me Blood Red and the aforementioned tale of the mysterious town of southern madmen. Lewis’ vision holds up remarkably well. I re-watched Two Thousand Maniacs not more than a year ago, seemingly amazed how contemporary the film still felt. With that credible source material Director Tim Sullivan has refashioned Lewis’ bloody romp into a razor sharp neo-classic retelling of Brigadoon run amuck. …Read More