The Maniacs have hit the road in order to find some fresh meat for their annual feast, and it looks like a new set of Yankees trying out for a new reality show are going to be the guests of honor! While it may not have been the breakthrough hit it could have been, 2001 MANIACS has grown a steady cult following in select Horror crowds. Fans of the original will be sorely disappointed with this poor follow-up, however, as the script lacks what little substance the first film may have had in place of an absurd amount of nudity and even cheaper gags. FIELD OF SCREAMS brings back many familiar characters, although several of the leading actors have been replaced (including the role of Mayor Buckman, with Bill Moseley standing in for Robert Englund). These returning characters are only shells of their former selves, written and acted from the gutter with very little humor left to be found in any of the performances. The entire production wreaks of inadequacy, with weak attempts at covering up the film's shortcomings with bloody deaths and nude teens. A sequel this disastrous will likely mean the end for what could have been a fun new splatter series.
If you liked 2001 MANIACS 2, check out:
FEAST II, WRONG TURN 2, EVIL ALIENS.