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Seen on: 09/05/2020

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The Burning (1981)

Directed by Tony Maylam

Horror

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Overview

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

Rated R | Length 91 minutes

Actors

Jason Alexander | Holly Hunter | Larry Joshua | Fisher Stevens | Brian Matthews | Leah Ayres | Brian Backer | Ned Eisenberg | Lou David | Bonnie Deroski | Carrick Glenn | K.C. Townsend | John Tripp | Carolyn Houlihan | Shelley Bruce | Sarah Chodoff | Kevi Kendall

Viewing Notes

Very much a FRIDAY THE 13TH knockoff, so not sure why it’s considered a cult classic. Interesting cast of pre-fame actors like Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, Brian Backer and Holly Hunter.

Savini’s work, as usual, is the standout here. The raft scene in particular is full of bloody mayhem.

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