A remake of the classic 1964 H.G. Lewis gorefest entitled Two Thousand Maniacs! Some fans thought that since this was titled "2001 Maniacs" that it was a sequel to the first film, but if that were the case it would have to be set in 2065. Of course writer/director Tim Sullivan wasn't going to go that route, but instead bring forth a "re-imagining" of the original, promising more of the same gore and campiness that the original offered. Of course, I've never seen the H.G. Lewis adaptation, but from what I've heard it sounded like a gore-filled ride!, much like the tradition of H.G. films, being the "Godfather of Gore" and all.