• David

    ★★★ Added by David

    The Adventures of Young Costanza: The Slasher Years

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  • Trish

    ★★★★ Watched by Trish 14 Jun, 2014

    My husband convinced me to watch some 80s horror... surprisingly entertaining with a young George Costanza.

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  • merZbau

    ★★★½ Watched by merZbau 18 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Adam Lowes

    ★★½ Watched by Adam Lowes 14 Jul, 2014

    An ok little slasher, once part of that 80's list of so-called 'video nasties'. There's some gleefully gory set-pieces scattered throughout (the canoe massacre sequence undoubtedly sparked the film's notoriety) and it's also one of the first Miramax films, with the brothers Weinstein on co-writing and producing duties.

    Look out for George Costanza as a surprisingly buff high school jock.

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  • James Id

    ★★★★ Rewatched by James Id 10 Jul, 2014

    Friday the 13th part II if it was more believable, had more future stars, and was even more violent.

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  • Kip Bowman Jr.

    ★★★½ Watched by Kip Bowman Jr. 09 Jul, 2014

    My continuation of 80's slasher films continues. Next up is 1981's horror classic The Burning. Which was actual co-written and produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Yes, those Weinstein brothers of Miramax and The Weinstein Company fame.

    The premise the Burning is: 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…

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  • Tyler Featherstone

    ★★★★ Watched by Tyler Featherstone 05 Jul, 2014

    That 80s slasher flick about the summer campers and a killer seeking revenge on them in the woods. You know that one with the impressive special effects by Tom Savini. Yeah, no. No, the other one. The one where George Costanza shows his ass.

    Despite sharing a very similar plot to another prominent slasher flick, "The Burning" delivers everything you'd want in a slasher without getting too sleazy. There's blood, some gore and a couple girls loose their tops (and…

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  • T. Heilman

    ★★★★ Rewatched by T. Heilman 02 Jul, 2014

    Exceptionally well shot and acted for this type of sub-genre film, The Burning gives the slasher fan everything they want, incredible mayhem, gratuitous nudity (male and female), pranks and hijinx, unlikable characters receiving their well-earned comeuppances.
    One of the best from the slasher golden age.

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  • Lars Sieval

    ★★★½ Watched by Lars Sieval 30 Jun, 2014

    Teenagers getting slaughtered in the woods with the effects done by Tom Savini? Awesome!

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  • Michael Audet

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Audet 24 Jun, 2014

    "Don't look: he'll see you. Don't breathe: he'll hear you. Don't move: you're dead!"

    Man, the last time I saw "The Burning" was on a worn VHS, and it was pretty generously cut as well, so needless to say I didn't have the perfect viewing experience at the time. While this is still certainly no horror movie gold mine, the film in all its brutal, uncut, gory glory is surprisingly effective. While the cut version is still watchable and entertaining,…

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  • adam_j_scott

    ★★★★ Rewatched by adam_j_scott 21 Jun, 2014

    Definitely a movie that was influenced by the early Friday The 13th films, so I think it's safe to say the premise doesn't really need to be explained.

    The cast of kids are all interesting in their own way and pretty likeable, of course you gotta love Jason Alexander's (pre Seinfeld) role in this.

    One thing that is great is the suspense and the action builds up as the movie goes on, especially as Cropsy makes his way around. Great gore sequences are a definite too. A summertime horror flick!

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  • Dan Mullen

    ★★★½ Watched by Dan Mullen 19 Jun, 2014

    Pleasantly surprised not only by how much I liked this but by the sheer amount of early-stage major talent involved. Early (if not debut) roles for Jason Alexander (who's realtively thin, handsome, and cool), Ned Eisenberg, Brian Backer (you'd know these last two if you saw them), Fisher Stevens (thanks a lot for the 16 year old male buttcrack moonshot with blatant uber-brown poop staining) and of course Holly Hunter (tiny role).

    Morever this was written by the Weinsteins, which…

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