|Directed by:||Tim Sullivan|
|Written by:||Chris Kobin; Tim Sullivan|
|Produced by:||Jonathan Bross; Lisette Bross; David Fleming; David F. Friedman; Eric Miller; Brett W. Nemeroff; Eli Roth; Scott Spiegel; Christopher Tuffin; C. Scott Votaw; Boaz Yakin|
|Music by:||Nathan Barr|
|Edited by:||Michael Ross|
Velvet Steamroller Entertainment
|Released:||July 9th, 2005|
|Running time:||87 min.|
|Next:||2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010)|
2001 Maniacs is an independent American feature film of the psycho-thriller and comedy subgenres. It was directed by Tim Sullivan with a screenplay written by Sullivan and Chris Kobin. The film was produced by BloodWorks, Raw Nerve and Velvet Steamroller Entertainment. It premiered in Canada at the Fantasia Film Festival on July 9th, 2005. It premiered in the United States at the Screamfest Film Festival on October 21st, 2005. The movie stars Robert Englund as Mayor Buckman, Lin Shaye as Granny Boone, Giuseppe Andrews as Harper Alexande, Jay Gillespie as Anderson Lee, Marla Malcolm as Joey, Dylan Edrington as Nelson, Matthew Carey as Cory, Peter Stormare as Professor Ackerman, Gina Marie Heekin as Kat and Brian Gross as Ricky.
The setting of the film is the fictional town of Pleasant Valley in rural Georgia. The townsfolk host an annual festival called "Guts and Glory" to honor those soldiers who had fallen during the American Civil War. Eight college students from the North travel through Pleasant Valley, but soon find themselves victims of the seemingly pleasant townspeople. To compensate for the loss of 2,001 Confederate soldiers during the war, the people of Pleasant Valley demand recompense and are prepared to slaughter 2,001 northerners.
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Credited cast[edit | edit source]
|Robert Englund||Mayor Buckman|
|Lin Shaye||Granny Boone|
|Giuseppe Andrews||Harper Alexander|
|Jay Gillespie||Anderson Lee|
|Peter Stormare||Professor Ackerman|
|Gina Marie Heekin||Kat|
|Christa Campbell||Milk maiden|
|Johnny Legend||Strolling minstrel #1|
|Craig Stark||Sheriff Friedman|
|Travis Tritt||Gas station attendant|
|Hugh Casey||Reverend Jonas|
|Bill McKinney||The Chef|
|Kevin "Pondo" Canady||Blacksmith|
|Jacob Hair||Onion Joe|
|Tim Sullivan||Coffin Harry|
|Cleave Frink||Uncle Sammy|
|Amanda Tuffin||Little Maniac|
|William "Billy" Burnside||Banjo boy|
|Cassandra Hepburn||Anderson's girlfriend|
|Rachel Howard||Drool girl|
|Jezebel the sheep||Herself|
|Christy Conner||Additional maniac|
|Jed Strahm||Additional maniac|
|Raina Ashley Strickland||Additional maniac|
|Pauline Tweedy||Additional maniac|
|Robert Harrison||Additional maniac|
|Luther Wilson||Additional maniac|
|William Sempel Spiegel||Additional maniac|
|Lisette Bross||Additional maniac|
|Evil Wilhelm||Additional maniac|
|Wilfred Biggs||Additional maniac|
|Tara Greeer||Additional maniac|
|Stuart Spiegel||Additional maniac|
|Vincent Malouf||Additional maniac|
|Travis Baker||Additional maniac|
|Amanda Spiegel||Additional maniac|
|Richard Tanne||Additional maniac|
|Russ Place||Additional maniac|
|Kerby Norris||Additional maniac|
|Tim Quill||Additional maniac|
|Dan Hicks||Additional maniac|
|Rich King||Additional maniac|
Uncredited cast[edit | edit source]
Note: The following is taken from the full credits list for this entry on IMDB. As it is a website with user-submitted information, some of the data listed here, including character names may be inaccurate.
|Anthony Cancelliere||Shadow figure|
|Matthew Miles Carter||Additional maniac|
|Ken Farrington||Additional maniac|
|Tony Fish||Doctor Mambo|
|Chad Hudson||Squirrel boy|
|Rex Luker||Pleasant Valley resident|
|Christopher Nathaniel||Young lover|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The tagline for this film is, "You are what THEY eat!"
- Production on 2001 Maniacs began on November 3rd 2003. Principal filming concluded on December 1st, 2003. 
- Actress Marla Malcolm is credited as Marla Leigh Malcolm in this film.
- Actor Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. is credited as Isaac Singleton, Jr. in this film.
- Actor Luther Wilson is credited as Steve Wilson in this film.
- Actor William Sempel Spiegel is credited as William Sempel in this film.
- Actor Wilfred Biggs' surname is mis-spelled as Briggs in the end-credit sequence.
- Actor Rich King is credited as Richard King in this film.
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