Director Tim Sullivan just returned to the States from his whirlwind 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams UK Tour and has dropped some exclusive screengrabs on Dread Central … along with a couple of pics of Sullivan with three very familiar faces.
Here’s what Sullivan told us, “Here are a couple of exclusive never-before-seen screengrabs from the climax of the film (click each to see it larger) — along with a couple of shots of me and John Landis, Andy Serkis, and Simon Pegg on the set of ‘Burke and Hare’, which looks fucking amazing with Landis back in full dark comedy form.
The trip was quite a success with the fans responding exactly as I imagined toward ‘Field of Screams’. They either love it with a passion or hate it with a passion. I like that. Passion’s good. Pushing the envelope as intentionally as I did, I knew the response would be divisive. One journalist called me the ‘Larry Flynt of Horror’. I’ll take that!
It was the utmost honor having Landis host the London premiere and then watching him do his thing on the set of ‘Burke and Hare’. It truly was a full-circle moment, having met John 22 years ago when I was a production assistant on ‘Coming to America’.”
The UK release of 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams is July 5th. Those with all region players can pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray by clicking here.
When this year’s round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts ‘N Glory Jamboree, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road and head to Iowa, where they encounter spoiled heiresses Rome and Tina Sheraton and the cast and crew of their “Road Rascals” reality show. Performing “The Bloodiest Show on Earth”, our Southern Maniacs prove more than ratings killers in what John Landis has called “one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original”.
Tim also promised he’d have some major news regarding the US release and premiere very shortly so keep it here, and stay tuned for further updates at the official 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Facebook page!
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