2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

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2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by iomega » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:17 am

Tim Sullivan travelled all the way from LA to join us, so lets here what you thought of his film.

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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by Satans Puppy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:46 am

Hooray Tim Sullivan needs to have my babies!!! Top guy and funny intro to frozen. His views on Avatar are spot on... Fuck Avatar!!!

But... although Field Of Screams was better than the first. I wonder how much of the unPC stuff will make it through censors :lol:
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by Grindhouse » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:22 am

i thought Tim Sullivan was a top guy,he could do a one man show get him back next year or for August.
but thats where my praise ends sadly,i really wanted to like his movie but sadly its not good.
the intro sequence sets a tone the rest of the film cant keep up with,steven goldman did it perfectly with Trailer Park Of Terror,which is fun and entertaining sadly Field Of Screams,is neither of those,i mean they packed everything in the film to offend sadly they left everything out to entertain,hes obviously copied postal and just thrown as much shit on the screen to get a laugh and offend,the wayans brothers do this much better,and its as far from horror as horror can be,its not really horror just horrific to watch.
Bill Mosely was great,cmon Tim do better next time.
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by Satans Puppy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:35 am

Totally agree Grindy... he has some good ideas but I think he has some issues getting them onto the screen in a satisfying way... :(

With a frightfest audience the film was entertaining enough but had it been a purchase I think I woulda been a touch disappointed and harsher in my views.

But the guy was incredibly funny in the flesh :)
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by maxmum » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:22 am

Tim Sullivan should be a stand up comedian!

The movie - meh, I am fed up of southern tw@ts and it was rather Benny Hill for me.

There were funny bits.
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by philwheat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 am

I loved Field of Screams... it was just like watching a horror comic on the big screen. Some inventive deaths, the first of which I can see perhaps having trouble with the censors... The later death with Scarlet and Val - did NOT see that coming! As I said in my review: "Completely politically incorrect, completely OTT, and completely bats**t insane! But also completely brilliant!"

Tim Sullivan was a great guest, he definitely needs to be another Frightfest regular ala Adam and Joe, had a nice chat with him on Saturday night about my review (which he enjoyed - a fact which made my weekend). Looking forward to watching my free Driftwood DVD too!

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Post by Geishagirl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:38 am

Loved Tim Sullivan, man he is a funny dude- he should be in front of the camera rather than behind it. His intros for both Maniacs and Frozen were funny as. Sadly though, as much as I love 2001 Maniacs (and I really do! Esp Granny singing the dosey doe underneath a make shift liberty bell- haha) the sequel seemed to have less to offer. Apart from the table scene set up like the Last Supper- where we finally get to see em' eat some meat- the whole film was tits, Girl on girl, not so memorable death scenes..too many cast members- no audience connection with the characters, and bare knuckle humour that does about as much damage as a foam finger. Was so disappointed! How can someone as funny as Tim make a film that falls so flat??!! I'd love to have been able to big this film up, cos' I think Tim's a great guy. But i'm all about the truth... and sadly in this case- the truth hurts more than a blade between the legs.
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by kimblebee » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:03 pm

Having not seen the first film (and being told that it is bloody good fun), i was expecting this to have the humour of Wrong Turn 2 and the grittiness of Devil's Rejects... sadly I was very disappointed - another T and A movie with a bit of blood and guts to satisfy the gorehounds - not exactly a horror comedy.

Unfortunately, as funny a guy as Tim is, the Avatar rant and mentions of Landis and AWWIL as inspirations failed to serve him well, as it merely made the film even more of a disappointment.

I really don't agree with the idea of slagging someone else off to try and make yourself look better.

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Post by refuseliam » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:19 pm

I'm going to be watching the UK premiere of '2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams' in Sheffield this Thursday. I hope it's just as good as the first movie.

I'm really intrigued to know what the gist of Tim's 'Avatar' rant was! :D
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by kimblebee » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:26 pm

In a nutshell, that Avatar was a great demonstration of CGI but not much cop for anything else - unfortunately his argument wasn't put forward with much finesse and came across as a bit of a bitch rant just to make people laugh - while it was quite humorous, unfortunately after watching 2001 Maniacs: field of screams I realised that he was in no position to throw stones....

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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by Satans Puppy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:45 pm

But he was right about his Avatar rant... it is Ferngully's Story from start to finish with a new species and flashy looks.

At least 2001 Maniacs attempts to be original but fails to be any good :lol:
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:12 pm

refuseliam wrote:I'm going to be watching the UK premiere of '2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams' in Sheffield this Thursday.
That would be the English premiere, no? :wink:

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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by krispyg » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:31 pm

Much preferred Trailer Park Of Terror to this, I just thought did it so much better. Time is a really decent enough guy and I loved Driftwood to bits.

This film was fun, good with a FF crowd but it was flawed, way to much sexual stuff and not enough horror.

I'm not mad on horror and comedy crossing paths, sometimes it works but my own feeling is that if something is a horror then if you start adding to the mix a comedy as well surely that dilutes the horror down.

I'm not saying don't have some humour in films, even Rec2 made me laugh at times but in a subtle way.
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by lupogirl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:35 pm

Thought Tim Sullivan was a amusing bloke. Shame about his film. My god this film was mish mash. At times there was humour and other times i was cringing. Did not know where this film was going. Where there was blood. That was good. A bit much of the sex scenes. Does slow down a already slow going film.
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Re: 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS

Post by stewartguitar » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:33 pm

Once again I'm being lazy and copying a review I posted elsewhere, not aimed at the FF cognoscenti. You have to see this film for what it is and not expect too much. I had a great time.


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Not much plot, no really believable characters, not much in the way of subtext, subtlety, themes, or any of the things that movie reviewers like, but I laughed like a loon.

There are some of the most ridiculously gruesome deaths I've ever seen on film, apparently using anything that was lying about, some gratuitous nudity, and diaogue that will cause offence to anyone gay, black, Jewish, male, female or American.

I saw it at Frightfest Glasgow and director Tim Sullivan introduced it with the news that the censors haven't seen it yet, so this cut of the film may never actually make it to any screen anywhere.

What saves it from being awful trash is the jolly mood, the total glee and wit with which victims are dispatched, a certain self-awareness and self-parody, and some very strong comic performances from a cast who were all obviously having a great time.

It comes across as a strange hybrid of nasty exploitative horror, trashy 70s movies from the likes of John Waters and Jess Franco, and the Addams Family. The mood was consistently light, never straying into Fulci-esque voyeuristic gore.

Definitely worth seeing if you're not easily offended and have a strong stomach, and if you liked Braindead and the Evil Dead films.

Don't take your Granny though, in case she gets ideas.

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