Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis • 1964 • United States
Starring William Kerwin, Connie Mason, Jeffrey Allen
After shocking and outraging the world with his genre-defining 1963 gorefest BLOOD FEAST, exploitation pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis outdid himself with the deliciously depraved TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! When a group of Yankee tourists take a detour and wind up in the small southern town of Pleasant Valley—which has magically rematerialized one hundred years after its destruction during the Civil War—they find themselves welcomed by the eager townsfolk as guests of honor at their centennial celebrations. Little do the northerners know that the festivities are set to include torture, death and dismemberment . . .