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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…
A mutual love for The Burning helped ignite the relationship that resulted in the marriage between Richard and I.
For that biased reason alone, this movie deserves every star and heart I'm able to offer it.
So much better than Friday The 13th.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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“So don't look; he’ll see you. Don’t breathe; he’ll hear you. Don’t move; you’re dead!”
I am thirty-two years old, hurtling headlong toward thirty-three. This does not make me old, of course, but it does mean my youth is quickly fading. On the whole, I’m fine with this development—it makes little sense to decry the inevitable—but occasionally I will become wistful for the days when my back didn’t hurt, when hangovers were but a fleeting myth, when my metabolism was not slowing to a crawl. It is on those occasions that a film like The Burning comes in handy. For in the world of The Burning, age is an infinitely flexible concept.
Take, for example, Alfred (Brian…
Though there's too much leering, this is otherwise a fairly great but formulaic slasher. I imagine those who love it love it for the Savini effects and creeepy score (even if I am not Rick Wakeman's biggest fan, this score works for me) and the surprising number of stars who would go on to big things (I didn't even recognize Holly Hunter, what am I blind, and it took me 20 minutes to realize that was Jason "Dunston Checks In" Alexander--but I spotted Fisher Stevens right away what are my priorities).
I especially loved the sudden, swift violence on the raft that ended up being the bulk of the film's kills all in the space of a minute. I also…
Blatant Friday the 13th ripoff that is a good deal better than most of the Friday the 13th movies.
Slasher super-medio assolutamente dimenticabile se non fosse che 1) compaiono una serie di fazze insospettabili pre-fama (Fisher Stevens, Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Leah Ayres di Bloodsport) e 2) c'è una sequenza in mezzo davvero notevole e violentissima, che trovate su Youtube alla voce "infamous raft massacre scene".
Sehr gelungener Slasher, kann man immer wieder gucken. Wenn man fies ist, könnte man sagen, dass The Burning der beste Film der Friday The 13th Reihe ist, aber psssssssst. Sympathische Figuren, blutige Kills, ein interessanter 80s Score, gelungene Camp-Atmosphäre, nur der Anfang ist recht schleppend.
If you're a fan of classic slasher horror, this is one of the best. Horny, gory and full of teens making terrible decisions, The Burning feature all kinds of faces and names in front of and behind the camera that will remind you that everyone was young once but NEVER play a prank on somebody that involves fire. Just don't.
It's impossible to watch this film and not compare it to Friday the 13th, in that most people go into The Burning having already seen the former, myself included. I was originally skeptical, as it does hit a lot of the same beats and tropes. But I was also surprised, seriously.
I can't explain it any better than explaining how this film handles...well, nothing. In Friday, they would show Alice making coffee or Marcie taking a shower or the counselors playing "strip Monopoly" and it would be boring as hell; I'd just want Mrs. Voorhees to kill them because I was so bored of them. The Burning handles it much differently; once you get past the false scares, there's this…
Oh Harvey Weinstein. A good producer, you are. A good screenwriter... you are not.
But at least this movie about a deformed camp counselor murdering campers is delicious junk food, and it's a shame that it was buried by Friday the 13th. Well, kind of a shame -- as fun as it is, I think we're better off without a sequel.
2nd time watching it this year, except this time on a big screen, and it was still just as enjoyable. Top tier slasher film.
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