The Robert Englund-starring remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' cult-favourite 2001 Maniacs has received it's Region 1 release date, now set by Lionsgate Home Entertainment for 21st March 2006.
It's a shame this film seems to be heading straight for DVD, as it is a solid horror comedy that has a lot going for it, certainly better than the recent House of Wax remake we were subjected to earlier this year. Fangoria recently broke the news of its release date, as well as revealing the full list of DVD extras which are as follows:
* Audio commentary by Sullivan and star Robert Englund
* Audio commentary by Sullivan and other actors
* Deleted and alternate scenes
* Making-of featurette including:
* Sex and Slaughter
* Westville: Production Value and the Ghosts of Georgia
* The Gory Details
Jim's review of 2001 Maniacs from FrightFest 2005 as published in The Dark Side magazine;
Following on from the rip-roaring success of Monster Man in last yearís coveted Saturday late night slot, it was great to see a similarly styled full-on roller coaster gore comedy here again with the much anticipated 2001 Maniacs, a riotous remake of the Herschell Gordon Lewis 60s grind house classic. The story is simple: a bunch of horny teenagers take an unlikely detour through the Deep South and end up being the guests of honour at the Pleasant Valley annual barbeque. But rather than get to see the menu, they are the menu!
2001 Maniacs is outrageous, offensive, sick and depraved, but itís also downright hilarious and knowing enough to keep the movie in-jokes coming thick and fast. It features people being skewered, crushed, ripped apart and much more, which made it the highlight of the festival for many of us. As always itís great to see Robert Englund hamming it up like a true genre hero, but look out also for the movie-stealing cameo from Eli Roth very early on. They donít get much better than this.