• bluedionysus

    ★★★★ Added by bluedionysus

    A superior FRIDAY THE 13TH clone that doesn't switch locations from summer camp, but stays long enough to see the kids arrive. Like the former movie, there are affable, down-to-earth characters we don't want to see get chopped up; and director Tony Maylam, similarly (i.e. realistically), depicts the activities of and relationships within such an environment. Our killer, the burned Cropsy, remains in the shadows for the most part, though there's no doubt as to who's mercilessly slaughtering these children.…


  • Sam Coyle

    ★★★★ Watched by Sam Coyle 02 Nov, 2015

    Super fun 80's slasher. Cheesy in parts but has a great atmosphere and good effects. What raises it above the level of a Friday The 13th for example is that the kids and the teachers of the summer camp are genuinely fun to spend time with.


  • Griffin Laking

    ★★ Watched by Griffin Laking 03 Oct, 2015

    Other than Tom Savini's excellent effects, this movie is super basic and has no sense of pacing whatsoever.


  • Tyler

    ★★★★ Watched by Tyler 30 Oct, 2015

    Not enough slashers involve a flame thrower.


  • D.C.

    ★★★★ Watched by D.C. 29 Oct, 2015 2

    31 Days of Horror - Film Twenty-Five

    Who knew that yet, another slasher film taking place at a camp, would end up being the best Friday The 13th film (I find it better than the first 5 films, although maybe on par with 4). I mean that too. The Burning is one hell of a slasher. In a period where it was either modeled after Halloween or Friday The 13th, this one is influenced heavily by the latter, though it…


  • Geoff T

    ★★★½ Watched by Geoff T 28 Oct, 2015

    Geoff T’s 2015 Hoop-Tober 2.0 Challenge

    "They never found his body, but they say his spirit lives in the forest. This forest. A maniac, a thing no longer human. Right now he's out there. Watching. Waiting. So don't look; he'll see you. Don't breathe; he'll hear you. Don't move; you're dead!"

    While this early 80s slasher may initially come across as a Friday the 13th clone (despite it's script being conceived before the release of said film), it's actually one…


  • Zack Clopton

    ★★★½ Added by Zack Clopton

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

    Hey man, it’s just not Halloween without a slasher flick. Last year, I watched “The Prowler,” my vote for best eighties slasher ever, at least outside the big franchises. That movie featured spectacular gore effects from Tom Savini. In 1981, the first wave of American slasher was still going strong, so Savini was busy. He also contributed effects to “The Burning,” another flick dismissed by the mainstream as sleazy and cheesy but beloved and well-regarded by the hardcore retro-slasher crowd.…


  • Ken Coffelt

    ★★★½ Watched by Ken Coffelt 24 Oct, 2015

    Who knew that The Burning, a solid slasher from the true heyday of the genre, was the first big feature film for the Miramax boys Harvey and Bob Weinstein? And rather than hunting for films already made or talent already in development, the story emanated right from their heads, Bob even co-screen credit.

    When the drunken camp handyman gets horribly burned by a prank gone awry, he somehow manages to survive his injuries, break loose upon New York City (briefly)…


  • Chevalier

    ★★★ Watched by Chevalier 24 Oct, 2015

    It's an ok slasher, but as a Seinfeld prequel i'm not sure. Where is Jerry? He was already friend with George back in high school. I guess the film is non-canon to the anime series. If you want the whole backstory better read the manga: Seinfeld no Densetsu


  • Ryan Scott

    Watched by Ryan Scott 17 Oct, 2015

    At home alone on the laptop. Having a vpn is saving my life during these more destitute times. This film launched some pretty choice careers: Jason Alexander, with more swagger than George Costanza could have ever managed, Fisher Stevens, who will always be The Plague from Hackers to me, and Holly fucking Hunter. The slasher tropes are present and standard, but the production quality is is more sophisticated than even some of the more popular slasher staples. The ending shot…


  • daanblaack

    ★★★ Watched by daanblaack 21 Oct, 2015

    one of the better camp slashers from the early 80s
    george costanza is good in this
    and the death scenes are bloody and fun
    first half is nice build up and lots of red herrings

    the raft scene is beautiful and ridiculous
    the dudes were really horny in this one


  • Anxious77

    ★★★½ Added by Anxious77

    A better than average "run of the mill" slasher flick. The constant fear is present and the character development actually works as more than just a detractor from the killer. We actually learn something about the characters and what makes them who they are. There are actually a few really good moments of heroism when we watch a few of the cooler camp counselors help out a more nerdy one from the bully.

    The killer himself is a gruesome and…