Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Burning (1981) aka Cropsy

3.5 / 5
Tagline: A legend of terror isn't a campfire story anymore!
Directed by: Tony Maylam
Written by: Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, Brad Grey
Actors include: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Jason Alexander
Genre: Horror
Length: 91 minute
Banned: U.K., West Germany, Iceland, Finland
Country: USA/Canada

I know this story is rather unoriginal, and it's not exactly well-acted, or well-shot, and it doesn't really have a budget, and it isn't that gory...but I likes it anyhow. Cropsy the camp caretaker was accidently set on fire from the kids as a prank, he didn't die but rather knocks off unsuspecting campers. There is a bit of blood as it was even targeted with the Video Nasties ban, but I don't really understand why. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jason Alexander as a young man with porn at the camp. You can pretty much predict this film as it goes, but that isn't really relevant since it's nothing more than a fun little slasher and it knows it! I really did enjoy it, but it truly is derivative, but I wouldn't suspect that it would frighten anyone!

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