This sequel to the recent remake of the Herschell Gordon Lewis movie begins with a voiceover and comic book-like illustrations telling us the history of Pleasant Valley and how the citizens were all killed in 1864. Now, their souls take vengeance upon any Northerners who wander on their property. However, there haven't been too many visitors lately so they decide to take the South to the North to spread their message. They pile in a bus and take their unique brand of torture and mutilation on the road.
As it turns out they encounter a crew shooting a reality television series about two rich girls. The production is lost and nowhere near where they are supposed to be--in Georgia--so decide to fake it with this ghostly group of Southerners who are all too willing to lend a helping hand (and meat cleaver). Most all of the television crew and talent are irritating so we don't mind them dying in various bloody ways. After all the main characters are the Maniacs. Liz Shaye is truly hilarious as "Granny", particularly in the "Cannibal Rock" music video, which spoofs the 80's Flashdance movie. And Bill Moseley does a great job as Mayor George Buckman, a bit more hyper than how Robert Englund portrayed him in the first movie.
I enjoyed FIELD OF SCREAMS a bit more than the original "remake" since it's more off the wall and opens up the (presumed) series.