• Andy Lunn

    ★★★★★ Watched by Andy Lunn 15 Dec, 2014 2

    I love a good slasher, but somehow I'd got to 38 years of age without ever seeing 'The Burning'

    What a mistake that was. The Burning is a very well made, very gory, classic of the slasher genre. The raft massacre sequence alone is worthy of five stars, it's so good. It's rare that I watch a movie (particularly an 80's movie) with my jaw hanging down in amazement; but this really was something special.

    Forgive the pun, but this was a shear delight.


  • Mirthbound

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mirthbound 08 Nov, 2014

    Lulls you in by indulging in actual camping only to hit you with a blood bath barrage.


  • Chris Hustwayte

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Chris Hustwayte 29 Aug, 2014

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


  • kaila Starr

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by kaila Starr 26 Jan, 2014

    anyone wanna go to summer camp ?


  • Richard Pyke

    ★★★★★ Watched by Richard Pyke 24 Aug, 2013

    Pravi biser iz 80' toga žanra, jedan od boljih slašera što sam gledao!


  • Dayna Newman

    ★★★★★ Added by Dayna Newman

    "The Burning" is hands down my favorite slasher film of the 80's..
    I personally love the killer in the woods slashers the best and this is the perfect premise.This film starts as a flashback "of course".

    The kids at a summer camp play a trick that goes terribly wrong on Cropsy the mean spirited grounds keeper and he is burned beyond recognition, Flash to hospital where the horribly burned and disfigured Cropsy is being treated and going through physical therapy…


  • Morpho_Files

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Morpho_Files 25 May, 2013

    The Burning is one of my all time favorite slasher flicks and one of the better ones to come after the classic Friday the 13th. The gore FX from Tom Savini still thrill me to this day.

    Pick up the great blu-ray release today from Scream! Factory.

    I give the PQ and AQ a solid 4/5 and the disc has some nice extras.


  • Snake_Dickskin

    ★★★★★ Added by Snake_Dickskin

    My favorite horror movie of all time(tied with phantasm and halloween II) the Burning is also the best camp slasher flick. If someone said here watch the burning or the first Friday, I'd punch him and say YOU ALREADY KNOW ITS THE BURNING FUCKFACE!


  • David

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by David 22 Jun, 2013

    I think The Burning catches everything that is great about the early 80's slasher movie. It has the atmosphere, it has great characters that you care about, it has memorable kills and an iconic killer with his just as iconic choice of weapon. The music from synth virtuoso Rick Wakeman adds another layer of everything I love with this movie and helps to lift up certain scenes even more. If you compare The Burning to a lot of other slasher…


  • Nuno

    ★★★★★ Watched by Nuno 20 Mar, 2013

    Great classic 80's slasher movie that should be seen!


  • kaila Starr

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by kaila Starr 23 Oct, 2012



  • 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…