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2001 Maniacs (2005)

Director:
Tim Sullivan
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror/Splatter
NORWEGIAN TITLE
2001 Maniacs
RUNNING TIME
87 minutes
Producer:
Brett Nemeroff
Eli Roth
Scott Spiegel
Christopher Tuffin
Boaz Yakin
Screenwriter:
Chris Kobin
Tim Sullivan


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mayor Buckman Robert Englund
Granny Boone Linn Shaye
Harper Alexander Guiseppe Andrews
Anderson Lee Jay Gillespie
Joey Marla Malcolm
Justin Eli Roth

 

Review

New production company, Raw Nerve looks to have as their mission to revitalize (paradoxally) the splatter genre. With 2001 Maniacs, the approach is a combination of the typical American teen-sex-plot, over-the-top comedy and usefully creative horror. Amusing at times, but despite a canny base idea, the film never becomes truly interesting. The lack of suspense and surprising elements (there are a couple of pseudo-surprises towards the end) kills of any cult potential. Robert Englund and Linn Shaye do their best to keep spirits high with energetic performances, but unfortunately, the film doesn't deliver more than modestly when it comes to the technical aspects of splatter film making. In that department, Raw Nerve's second 2005 outing, Hostel, is far superior.

Copyright 11.9.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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