2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS
You get the impression that Tim Sullivan was only able to get limited money together to make 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams it was shot in twelve days in Iowa and looks as though they avoided building any sets by shooting everything in and around tents. There is also the feeling that the film was quickly thrown together, less comprised of an original script than of Sullivan and co throwing together a bunch of random scenes designed to highlight the actors.
Field of Screams offers fairly much the same as before. The principal conceit this time is that the bunch of college students from the first film have been replaced by two self-absorbed sisters and a film crew in what is clearly intended as a parody of the tv series The Real Life (2003-7) the intent is made obvious when we go from the Hilton Sisters to the Sheraton Sisters. All of the crew are depicted as so self-absorbed and despicable as to deservous of their fates. It feels here that Sullivans efforts to play Field of Screams up as a horror comedy become over-stressed and shrill. What we have is less polished, more a film driven by its intentionally ridiculous comic caricatures than by standout gore set-pieces as its predecessor was.
Moreover, the gore set-pieces often seem cheap and unconvincing this time, most notably a scene where Miles Dougal is made up as Abraham Lincoln and gets his head blown off with an exploding cigar. Sullivan does at least include the scene from Two Thousand Maniacs! that was noticeably missing from the remake where a victim is placed inside a barrel of nails and rolled down a hill. There is another sequence where Sullivan manages to turn a parody of Flashdance (1983) into a spoof of Carrie (1976)s bucket of blood scene.
Tim Sullivan also made the horror film Driftwood (2006) and the I Was a Teenage Werebear episode of the anthology Chillerama (2011). Sullivan has also written segments of the ghetto horror anthology Snoop Doggs Hood of Horror (2006) and has produced Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2011) and Cut/Print (2012).
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