Directed by Joe Giannone
In this cult slasher classic, a maniacal killer named Madman Marz stalks a summer camp after a boy who doesn’t believe the urban legend screams his name into the woods. Now the psycho who brutally murdered his family and escaped into the woods is back, turning the campers’ summer vacation into their last days on Earth. Joe Giannone’s first and only cinematic endeavor became a huge hit on VHS, endearing it to a generation of ‘80s slasher fans. Watch it back to back with CROPSEY - the Shudder doc about the inspiration for Madman Marz - for maximum chills.
In this cult slasher classic, a maniacal killer named Madman Marz stalks camp kids.
Cast: Paul Ehiers, Tony Fish, Gaylen Ross
I'm actually quite the fan of this one. It's an incredibly endearing '80s regional slasher offering filled to the brim with low-budget charm. This one is very much driven by its characters and luckily they're all likeable to different extents. Madman Marz is a cool killer for the film and the kills are neat, I like how they all connected to the campfire story told at the start. There's some great atmosphere and use of setting too! Probably has the best instance of "the car won't start" I've seen. If you're fine with slow pacing, this one is worth your while.
I shouldn’t be trying to stay awake during a slasher, but here we are.
Mostly a snooze. I will say I was surprised by what happens with the Final Girl, but otherwise this is another mostly amateurish, pretty routine Friday the 13th knockoff.