• Scott Liedle

    ★★★½ Watched by Scott Liedle 25 Sep, 2016

    a total ripoff of friday the 13th but it tweek enough to make it's own. a lot of well known young actors in these that would later become bigger. the usual stellar work from tom savini. i just wish the score was better. this were friday the 13th is better.

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  • Phil Rippke

    ★★ Watched by Phil Rippke 12 Aug, 2016

    Aside from the Savini effects, nothing to see here.

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  • Molokidan

    ★★★ Added by Molokidan

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I haven't seen the Friday the 13th series in years, so I can't really compare, and I'm just going to judge this movie on its own merit.

    It has some great shots, lots of fun '80s camp' scenes, and a some good gore. The raft massacre was especially great, since it came out of nowhere and NO ONE survived. But overall, it all feels really unbalanced, as if they were sort of making things up as they went along, and…

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  • Dan Snyder

    ★★★ Watched by Dan Snyder 08 Sep, 2016

    I put off watching this for years. I had heard about this movie for so long, I just at some point heard that it was lesser to Friday the 13th. And so, I felt like I didn't want to watch it. I figured I was a dummy, and decided to give it a go, and I'm glad I did. I definitely prefer this to the Friday the 13th films. A solid horror flick.

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  • darreno

    ★½ Added by darreno

    A camp caretaker horribly disfigured in a teenage prank returns to the camp five years later to seek bloody revenge.
    Unoriginal music, direction, execution, and a xerox copy plot line make it just a plain rip off of superior films, with even Tom Savini's makeup effects and a half decent finale unable to make much of a difference.
    Not exactly a hot one, though look for Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter in small roles.

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  • Lee Gaze

    ★★ Watched by Lee Gaze 18 Sep, 2016

    Has not aged well. The 12 year old me would hate me right now.

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  • Disgustipated

    ★★★ Watched by Disgustipated 17 Sep, 2016 3

    We find ourselves on a journey with a psychopathic, wordless monster of a man, stalking and slaughtering nubile, young teenagers at a summer camp. Is this Halloween or is it Friday the 13th? No. It's The Burning!

    A bunch of teenage assholes don't like the creepy caretaker, Cropsey. Deciding to play a prank on the poor bastard, they place a flaming skull next to his bed during the middle of the night. Suddenly, waking up in horror, Cropsey knocks the…

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  • JMReviews

    ★★★★ Watched by JMReviews 17 Sep, 2016

    That skull really wasn't that scary.

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  • Ryan Palmer

    ★★★★ Added by Ryan Palmer

    Released around the time when the slasher subgenre was becoming popular thanks to "Friday the 13th", "The Burning" bombed on it's initial release and didn't become popular until much later. Since then, it has garnered a cult following and many have acknowledged it as one of the better slasher films of the 80s. "The Burning" is truly worthy of it's cult status. The film is loads better than ANY of the "Friday the 13th" movies. There is a lot more…

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  • Meathook Cinema

    ★★½ Rewatched by Meathook Cinema 28 Aug, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If you want to see a film that is so quintessentially a slasher movie than look no further. Every sequence of this film quickly became a staple of the slasher genre. Watch the scenes where the killer is watching the campers from outside their wooden huts. De Palma must have seen this film and recreated this sequence when making the first (and fantastic) scene for his brilliant movie Blow Out.

    But whilst this film is almost like an identikit slasher…

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  • mattabo

    ★★★★ Added by mattabo

    Great 80's slasher.

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  • C.R. Blazo

    ★★½ Rewatched by C.R. Blazo 22 Aug, 2016

    The Burning is one of those great, 80's horror films overshadowed by the dominant Halloween and Friday The 13th series. With a low budget, but excellent makeup by the one and only Tom Savini , The Burning has excellent kill scenes. The almighty raft scene is iconic and beautifully gory. The killer's name is Cropsey and he is on a rampage after being released from the burn ward and enduring years of skin grafts and rehabilitation. His key demographic are…

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