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Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror | 20 March 1964 (USA)
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Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

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Herschell Gordon Lewis (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Connie Mason ... Terry Adams
William Kerwin ... Tom White (as Thomas Wood)
Jeffrey Allen ... Mayor Buckman
Shelby Livingston ... Bea Miller
Ben Moore ... Lester MacDonald
Jerome Eden ... John Miller
Gary Bakeman ... Rufus 'Rufe' Tate
Stanley Dyrector Stanley Dyrector ... Harper Alexander (as Mark Douglas)
Linda Cochran Linda Cochran ... Betsy
Yvonne Gilbert Yvonne Gilbert ... Beverly Wells
Michael Korb Michael Korb ... David Wells
Vincent Santo Vincent Santo ... Billy
Andy Wilson ... Policeman
Candi Conder Candi Conder ... Switchboard Operator
The Pleasant Valley Boys The Pleasant Valley Boys ... Bluegrass musicians
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Storyline

The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town. The town then participates in events, a different event for each of the tourists, in which the tourist is dispatched. One couple begins to suspect something and seeks a way to escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A town of madmen crazed for carnage! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centennial See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Cloud, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in fourteen days. See more »

Quotes

[Upon finding the plaque that explains the town was attacked by Union Soldiers during the Civil War]
Terry Adams: What does it mean?
Tom White: It means this centennial is a centennial of blood vengeance! It means... It means we're here to be killed!
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Alternate Versions

The recent (2004) DVD and video release was restored from a European PAL format which runs at nearly 84 minutes, over three minutes short of the original running time although no scenes are cut or edited. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel Yell
(The South's Gonna Rise Again)
Lyrics and Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis
Performed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Different Type of Horror Film
5 November 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Decided to watch this film, but I really was not very sure if I was going to enjoy this flick with unknown actors, but as I started to view this film I became very interested. A young couple gets themselves involved with a town where strange things start to happen to people. The town's folks remember the Civil War days when their town was destroyed by the Yankee's up North and it seems this town celebrates this event by having Yankee guests participate in some games of chance for both men and women. These games of chance will greatly surprise you and you just will not believe just what is going on until it actually happens. There is one scene when a man gets into a barrel and rolls down a hill which becomes very tragic. This is a rather short film, but great to view on Halloween night, or anytime you find it showing on TCM. Enjoy.


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