This 2005 straight-to-DVD rental starts out familiar enough. Two carloads of college students and a couple on a motorcycle heading for spring break in Florida come upon a detour in Georgia that takes them to the sleepy town of Pleasant Valley. Strangely enough, the town appears to be awaiting their arrival so the town can start its centennial barbeque. After greetings by Mayor Buckman (Robert Englund—the only familiar face in the cast—who does a great over-the-top job), the gang decides to stay and have some fun with these backwoods yahoos. Little do they know that these yahoos plan on having some fun of their own. Bring on the blood! This film is a hoot as it soon becomes obvious that the college students are to be the main course at the barbeque. And, as with all films in this genre, its how they meet their end that makes the film worth watching and again I was surprised to find there are always innovative ways to kill snotty college students. Of course, you'll have to watch the film to find out what they are, but if you enjoy this sick kind of humor, as I do, you'll be as entertained as the producers who throw in plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and obvious salutes to other films like 2002's Cabin Fever. Also of note is that, although the deaths are gruesome at times, scenes are handled rather well without any over-the-top gore. There is even an ending that gives this one a Twilight Zone spin, but that is only frosting on the cake. Rent 2001 Maniacs for a group get-together and enjoy yourself at the expense of the poor bastards who took the wrong turn. You'll be glad you did.