Films: Two-Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Alias: Various, led by Mayor Joseph Buckman
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of an average human.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: If there's one thing from the south almost as bad as mass humidity and racist backwards laws, it's the army of rednecks and hillbillys that inhabit the place (most of which seem to be racist anyway). Things get worse when they're also incredibly violent...and undead.
History: A century ago, nearing the end of the Civil War, a band of Union soldiers laid waste to the entirety of a small southern village known as Pleasant Valley. But that would not be the end. The spirits of the land remained restless, and every century onwards they would lure northern Yankees to their home and exact bloody vengeance on the ones who destroyed them in a mock celebration of the day they died known as the "Blood Centennial".
Notable Kills: Where to begin?! We have dismemberment, quartering (a horse race to them), guys getting put in downhill-rolling barrels with nails in them, and a big rock to crush people in some guy's twisted idea of a dunk booth.
Final Fate: Only two people escape from the carnage, and by that point, the town and its people disappear, the latter wondering what the next hundred years will bring.
Powers/Abilities: Being ghosts, these guys are basically unkillable.
Weakness: They can be slowed down by conventional means.
Scariness Factor: 4-It's hillbilly horror at its finest! Perhaps they wouldn't be so scary if their means weren't fit for what could be the bloodiest family fun fair on Earth.
Trivia: -This film, directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, is considered the second in his "Blood Trilogy", beginning with 1963’s "Blood Feast" and ending with 1965's "Color Me Blood Red".
-This is often considered to be one of the first movies to display the horrors of backwater inhabitants (however exaggerated they may be), and was a major inspiration for "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".