31 Nights of Horror IV, Night 6: 2001 Maniacs

31 Nights of Horror, Night 6: 2001 Maniacs

Three sentences review:

2001 Maniacs is so many wonderful and awful things: a remake of  1964’s Two Thousand Maniacs!, a great horror to watch during spring break, and it stars Robert Englund, so you know I’m a fan. The familiar plot follows a bunch of good looking college students and tourists who stray off the main road and end up in a backwards southern town hell bent on turning people into the main course for their Centennial Jubilee. A satisfying amount of cheesiness and god-awful acting is nicely balanced with humor, entertaining death scenes, and just the right amount of gore.