• John

    ★★★

    Easily among my Top 10 favorite slashers of all time. I regretfully stumbled across this gem all too late in life, only seeing it for the first time a year ago or so. So 80's it hurts, but in a good way. A very young Jason Alexander is in this, tragically so is his bare ass. You have been warned.

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  • JoBecker

    ★★★★

    Half a star more for having George Costanza. And gore.

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  • Tim Costa

    ★★★½

    The Burning is not a perfect film, as, if it were, this would have a 5 star rating. That much should seem obvious. However, it does have more going for it than some of its slasher brethren, primarily that there is some modicum of suspense. This suspense isn't unbearable, there is just actually a sense of pacing to the scare scenes and some worry on the character's behalf. The film also makes the brutality following the suspense more intense than…

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  • dantesring

    ★★★½

    Summer camp is such a terrifying experience for most kids. The idea of being thrown together with strangers in the wilderness always creates a microcosm of personalities and stress. In my life I have never met anyone who loved going as it was typically made up of kids that were forced into the woods by their parents who felt they needed some nature in their lives (or maybe just to get them out of the house for a while). Mostly…

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  • John Barnett

    ★★★★

    A pleasant slasher surprise with heaping helpings of gratuitous nudity and top-notch gore effects by Tom Savini.

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  • sgtgarbel

    ★★

    It's the early 80s, there's a summer camp and lots of teenagers. It's either a sex comedy or a slasher flick. Well, look at the title. ;) Yes, there's a maniac on the loose hunting teenagers and some surprisingly big names in the cast in what must be their first appearance for most of them, including a young Holly Hunter (who has like one line), Fisher Stevens and Seinfeld's Jason Alexander. Yes, George is most definitely getting upset! Passable if unremarkable early 80s horror, mostly of interest for the cast.

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  • Llevis

    ★★★

    Altas mortes, garotas peladas no acampamento, Savini mandando ver nos efeitos e na maquiagem, principalmente na clássica chacina do bote, que se não for clássica deveria ser. Pena que o filme não seja muito mais do que isso (a não ser que a pessoa se interesse muito por ver o George Contanza jovem sendo o engraçadão do acampamento; eu, por exemplo, me interesso).

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  • LolazBasement

    ★★★★★

    I have loved slasher films for as long as I can remember and I can't believe it's taken me all these years to finally see this cult classic from 1981.
    Main reason is because it's been really hard to come across here in Sweden. It actually just recently got released for the very first time on DVD and blu-ray here, much thanks to Studio S Entertainment. So of course I had to pick up a blu-ray copy.

    Now let me…

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  • J

    ★★★★

    5 Reasons to watch The Burning:

    1. To steal from Todd Gaines' review, "Todd is fuckin' awesome"
    letterboxd.com/todd_gaines/film/the-burning-1981/1/

    2. They built that raft in how long? And the paddles are made with tiny sticks? This is ridiculous. I love it.

    3. The canoe.

    4. Best weapon ever.

    5. Day for night, night for night, night for day, day for day, what the hell time is it in this movie, ever? They are trapped for either 5 hours or 5 days…

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  • mtbuonanno

    ★★★★

    excellent gore effects; one of the best, legitimately good slasher trash flicks from the golden years of budget slashers. i love the fact that it (alongside Phenomena by Argento) influenced Clock Tower, an obscure but significant Japanese survival horror game from 1995.

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  • Bills90

    ★★★

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  • Tom Morton

    ★★★½

    This definitely lives up to its reputation as "the Friday the 13th rip-off that improved on the original", but that's not the highest bar to clear, is it? Still, for summer camp vibes and a stacked cast full of future faces, it's pretty hard to beat, and Tom Savini's FX are reliably grisly. It undeniably has more personality and better hang-out-horror vibes than the two Friday films I've seen.

    Rick Wakeman's score is pretty fun and I liked a lot…

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