• PRY

    ★★★ Watched by PRY 25 Oct, 2014

    heh. burn burn.
    heh. chop chop.
    heh. OMG HE'S IN THE BOAT WITH THE MUSIC AHH!

    heh. Jason Alexander.
    heh. burn burn.

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  • TenshiMVP

    ★★★★½ Watched by TenshiMVP 24 Oct, 2014

    I don't care what anyone says I think 1981 might be the best year for horror movies and The Burning is one those movies that will support my claim. It is a shame this movie has been forgotten over time cause it really is a classic up there with Friday the 13th and Halloween. The story is the typical man gets hurt badly by punk camp kids so he comes back to kill everyone in that camp. At no point…

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  • Steve Grzesiak

    ★★★ Watched by Steve Grzesiak 23 Oct, 2014 7

    SOME SPOILERS HERE

    The Road To Halloween - Eliminating The Horror 'Classics'

    ARGH AN ARM! I MUST WIPE THE WET END ALL OVER MY BREASTS BEFORE I DROP IT!

    The Burning is every bit the gormless slab of entertainment that I demand any 1980s slasher should be. It's also one of those films that has a high level of notoriety, certainly on these shores, when it's completely harmless nonsense and by today's standards I'm not even sure it's all that…

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  • rotch

    ★★★★ Watched by rotch 20 Oct, 2014

    Hoop-tober #24

    [reseña pendiente]

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  • Ana Loredo

    ★★★½ Watched by Ana Loredo 18 Oct, 2014

    Cinema Horrorama #22 

    Disfruté mucho las escenas de los asesinatos, sobretodo la de la balsa, fue brutal, todo pasa tan rápido, no pude ni parpadear para no perderme algo. Pero al final me pregunté si por esas escenas había valido tanto la espera; toma la mitad de la película en mostrar ese contraste de la vida cotidiana del campamento (actividades, bromas pesadas, chicas con poca ropa, sed sexual) sin importar el tiempo que esto tome, contra los segundos en los…

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  • Luis Enrique Rayas

    ★★★ Watched by Luis Enrique Rayas 16 Oct, 2014

    La clave en The Burning es la anticipación. Esta película funciona por ser una copia. Ya tenemos la experiencia y el asesino anterior en mente, así que se puede dar el tiempo de jugar con lo que esperamos y con lo que sabemos va a suceder. Los momentos de "ahí viene, ahí vine, jaja no era nada" son comunes en el cine de terror, pero destacan en esta película pues se avienta una hora de ellos. Ahora, mi pregunta es:…

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  • Gregory Sahadachny

    ★★★ Watched by Gregory Sahadachny 19 Oct, 2014

    doesn't do anything fresh for the camp slasher subgenre, but the last act is pretty sweet.

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  • The Magic Panda

    ★★★½ Watched by The Magic Panda 19 Oct, 2014

    Basically more fun than pretty much all the Friday the 13th films put together. The plotting is all pretty standard but there's a lot more energy here than with most slasher films, and the infamous riverboat massacre is one of the most cinematic in the genre.

    I wouldn't call the depiction of the teens progressive. But its not as dismissive of teenage sexuality as the Friday films are (where the older I get the more convinced I am that they…

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  • Jason Cartagena

    ★★★½ Watched by Jason Cartagena 15 Oct, 2014

    The Burning shares a lot in common with Friday the 13th that came a year before it. The gore is better in "Friday" but with The Burning, you have characters that are actually fun to be around.

    It was a delight to see veteran actors like Jason Alexander (playing a character way younger that he actually looks) and Fisher Stevens (Short a Circuit, Hackers).

    The film had some great kills, which is what is expected in slasher flicks such as these. And some fun characters.

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  • Olevar

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Olevar 15 Oct, 2014 2

    Cinema Horrorama #22
    Hoop-tober #20

    Dato curioso: Friday the 13th fue estrenada en Estados Unidos el 8 de mayo de 1980 y The burning el 9 de mayo de 1981. O sea, los Weinstein no pierden el tiempo y han sido mañosos desde el inicio de su carrera. Cosa que en películas como The burning, trajo buenos resultados.

    Como comentaba en mi review de hace aproximadamente año y medio, de las cosas que más disfruto en The burning es el…

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  • Kent Emir

    ★★★★ Watched by Kent Emir 15 Oct, 2014

    Me he quedado sorprendido, esto es exactamente lo que espero de un slasher ochentero.

    Con un excelente prólogo, pone sobre la mesa todo lo que tienes que saber y te da una idea de como se desarrollara la historia. Se me hizo interesante que aunque sabes desde un inicio quien es el asesino, se oculte su rostro, lo cual hace crecer la expectativa de su aparición.

    Me gusto porque se plantea muy bien la historia antes de que empiece a…

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  • Sylvani

    ★★★ Rewatched by Sylvani 11 Oct, 2014

    Rewatched this on bluray, and the attention to detail in the effects impressed me - the sharpened look of the shears helped to sell them as a surprisingly effective weapon, latex molten flesh given an abstract shape but great texture, etc. Also, the realistic yet responsible, (for the time) sympathetic way that teen sex is handled. And Jason Alexander's nascent male pattern baldness.

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