We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
A legend of terror isn't a campfire story anymore!
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.
Cropsy might not wear a mask but he's a scary fuckin' killer. A prank. Stop, Drop, Roll. A site for sore eyes. Your last trick. Bloody scissors. Sally's shower. Soapy suds. The way Michelle looks in her jeans. Girl talk. Underage smoking. Glazer's wife-beater t-shirt. The way Todd takes control. A Fast Times dork. Triple moon. Penthouse. Cafeteria shenanigans. Campfire tales. Fast talkin' Eddie. Skinny dippin'. Karen's tan lines. The Garden Shears of Death. The raft ride from fuckin' Hell. Cut, Stab, Die. Ticklish Todd. A sleeping bag. Scared shitless Costanza. Silent Holly Hunter. Flashbacks. The Blow Torch of Doom. An ugly-fuck. Gag-a-dork. Burn, Motherfucker, Burn. My favorite 80's slasher. Tom fuckin' Savini is a fuckin' genius. Every kill is…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Summer camp. 1981. Big hair. Short shorts. Knee high socks. Canoes. Swimming. Baseball. Sex. S'mores. Sex. Campfires. Urban legends. Psychotic deformed murderers.
And more sex.
That is the humid and nostalgic atmosphere for The Burning, a 1981 slasher film that has become somewhat of a hidden classic among the slasher genre. It got buried underneath its competing slasher Titan, Friday The 13th. When you put the two films side by side its both easy and hard to see why one got big and one got left to the side. Friday The 13th was probably the better film and had a lot of elements that would establish the criteria for cheap 80's slasher films. Its setting was more fleshed out and…
SOME SPOILERS HERE
ARGH AN ARM! I MUST WIPE THE WET END ALL OVER MY BREASTS BEFORE I DROP IT!
The Burning is every bit the gormless slab of entertainment that I demand any 1980s slasher should be. It's also one of those films that has a high level of notoriety, certainly on these shores, when it's completely harmless nonsense and by today's standards I'm not even sure it's all that violent.
Needless to say, it was slung on the video nasty heap over in the 1980s after some dumbass at Thorn-EMI put out the uncut version on video accidentally on purpose. Mind you, it was worth a shot considering the…
(Recommended by Todd Gaines)
Film #2 of Fridays with Reelz
"Look, the way we built that raft, they're probably safer than we are."
It's getting closer and closer to midnight (at least where I live) and I didn't want this series to turn into "Saturdays with Reelz", so I'll try and hurry up a little here.
The Burning is one fascinating slasher film. It stands above and beyond most other generic slasher films because of one reason and one reason alone: it gives the audience a reason to be sympathetic towards its killer. Scumbag teenagers (inadvertently) setting me on fire and leaving me as a horrible, disfigured human would surely piss me off too. Cropsy's…
Mystery March Challenge - Week Three
It's summer camp time, and the young adults are feeling frisky. Hormones are raging, and unfortunately so is a garden shears wielding burn-victim janitor maniac. He's hiding in the woods, creeping up on naked ladies, and generally wreaking bloody havoc with his perfectly silhouetted weapon.
A brilliantly corny and cliché ridden slasher horror, The Burning is surprisingly entertaining despite its grating 80s score. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, and to be honest I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It didn't scare me or shock me, but it really entertained me, and not for one moment did I find myself getting bored. This…
I love a good slasher, but somehow I'd got to 38 years of age without ever seeing 'The Burning'
What a mistake that was. The Burning is a very well made, very gory, classic of the slasher genre. The raft massacre sequence alone is worthy of five stars, it's so good. It's rare that I watch a movie (particularly an 80's movie) with my jaw hanging down in amazement; but this really was something special.
Forgive the pun, but this was a shear delight.
Has all the basics of the Slasher movie. Try watch the uncut version to make it worthwhile.
Why isn't this the classic 80's slasher. Much better than the original F13th and like Bay of Blood, it seems overlooked compared to the former.
This is one entertaining summer camp slasher flick. I mean it has been done so many times before, the scorned loser comes back to take revenge on a bunch of horny teenagers. This was no different than that really. But for some reason i had fun while watching. The gore and effects arent great, but its an early 80s horror flick, not so surprising. I really enjoyed seeing a very young jason alexander, seeing him so full of life, optimism and hair, it was great.
Despite feeling a bit too much like 'Friday the 13th' meets 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'The Burning' is a cheap and effective little slasher that lays on the thrills and creates a finely scary "campfire killer" tone.
Top-notch slasher with great characters and tense situations. Suprised this doesn't have a zillion sequels.
Cinquanta minuts per veure el primer adolescent assassinat és més del què estic disposat a aguantar per un Slasher de segona. Menys mal que ens entreté i alleuja amb un nu integral força valent i amb una dosi més que generosa de pits, d'incongruències i d'estupideses juvenils típiques del gènere.
the rick wakeman score stinks.
Movie #3 in Day Wasters: The 24-Hour Movie Marathon Show Episode 1.
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House with Laughing Windows
- Who Can Kill a Child?
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
- Black Christmas
- The Burning
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…