Jason Alexander is the love of my life and he needs to be in way more movies.
- Some of Tom Savini's finest work in the slasher genre.
- Young Jason Alexander in his first ever role when he still had hair!!
- If you're into Holly Hunter it's her first film too.
- Pretty rare to find still which adds to its cult value.
- Painfully unoriginal, predictable summer camp slasher. Clearly a cash in.
- Horrible Day / Night continuity
Tom Savini Rules...
Ein Jahr nach Friday The 13th kam ein weiterer Camp-Slasher in die US-Kinos. The Burning. Die Cashmachine der 80er Jahre wurde sofort wieder angeworfen, denn was modern ist, macht Geld. Doch The Burning sollte liefern. Nicht nur für mich ist er tatsächlich ebenbürtig mit dem ersten Franchise-Eintrag von Friday The 13th, wenn nicht sogar besser.
The Burning ist schon auf dem Papier ein Film, der aufhorchen lässt. Zum einen ist es der erste Film der berühmten Weinstein-Brüder unter ihrem Verleih…
Tom Savini is the star of this movie.
If you ever wanted to see Fisher Stevens' butt, this is the movie for you.
Possibly the best summer camp slasher movie. It really shows how effective a horror movie can be when you take some time (in this case, some might argue too much time) to really develop strong characters. Once the horror starts, watching these characters I've grown to love meet grisly ends is actually painful to watch. Even Glazer, the quintessential asshole character, is kind of likable in a way. This is one I've definitely grown to love over the years. A true slasher classic.
This was my second go-round for this slasher and I found myself appreciating it even more this time. There’s nothing inventive or original about this one, as it follows the rote (even by ’81) framework of a camp-set slasher. It was, in fact, one of the first films from Miramax and Harvey Weinstein, made to cash in on the success of Friday the 13th and sports a story that’s almost identical to Friday’s sequel. What sets this film apart is…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Cinema Cult are not a label I’ve ever talked about before and I also don’t really understand how they work either. Scream Factory have to region lock their releases due to rights issues yet somehow Cinema Cult can repackage (very lovely, I must say) their releases and release them to Australia and in turn every other Region B country..? Oh well, rights issues be damned, I’ve been itching to get this slasher classic on BD and I’m so happy to…
I've heard this is considered one of the best slashers ever made, and is not hard to see why. Sure the dialogue has some issues, and the acting feels uneven, going from good to bad depending on the actor.
But the pace is really good. The movie takes its time, fleshing out the characters, who despite not being extremely deep are quite likable, and once everything is set up, then the killing starts and is brutal, this with the help…
SAW IT AT TERROR TUESDAY GOES TO CAMP
The print that I saw was an unrated and uncut version of the movie from the UK.
This is one of the best summer camp horror movies. It has great make up effects from Tom Savini. I also love the cinematography in this movie, such as the shot of the killer raising the gardening scissors to kill the campers.
The movie takes its time to setup the story. Everyone in the movie…