The Burning

The Burning

Directed by Tony Maylam

When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he’s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.

Five years after he is horribly burned during a prank gone wrong, a summer camp caretaker returns to exact his bloody revenge.

Cast: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Jason Alexander

Member Reviews

A decent film, a little predictable in places but enjoyable for the most part. Stereotypical slasher but good to watch regardless.

emsmith8
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18 days ago

I saw the heavily edited version of this years ago so when I decided to watch this again I wasn't expecting much,however as a fan of the 80's slasher movies I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for stellar acting and unpredictable plot then this isn't for you, but it is a really good example of the sub genre. Worth a watch for sure and I'm sure I'll watch it many more times now it's on here and I don't have to dig out my dvd copy.

tanyapaull
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2 months ago

Good little slasher flick, only let down by the fact Harvey Weinstein wrote it!

martynhasabeard
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2 months ago

a semi-slow burner (pun intended) haunted by a rick wakeman score, a tom savini splatter, and jack sholder edit. it's a weird one coz as paint by numbers as this shit usually is (and this shit is) they spend twenty minutes investing in the characters so there's an element of actually giving a fuck (while also waiting for glazer to get the goddamn chop). sadly there's bugger all in the way of incongruous ballad or sexpop warble (though wakeman's tinkling has a site-i-found-down-the-back-of-the-couch feel) but does have a young jason alexander and, fact fans, i'm sure there was a last series episode of seinfeld titled... the burning.

marxsbeardmovies
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3 months ago

The best Friday the 13th clone. great sfx.

StabbingCabin
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4 months ago