The Slasher Movie Equation: Teens + Sex + Slasher = DEATH! + Sequels

Contents Of Post:

  • The Burning (Uncut)
  • Madman: 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Cropsey (Documentary)


The Burning  (Uncut) / (Ignore the R-Rating On The Back)  
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color  /  Production Year: 1981  /  Region 1

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THE BURNING RETROSPECTIVE – Review, Pre-Production, Production, Trailers, Reception, Censorship, Cropsey Legend, and Interviews

Gather around theicampfireito die!

A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp’s creepy caretaker… and he takes bloody revenge! “Gruesome” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “stomach-churning” (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is “a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell!” (

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp… and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all?


  • Commentary by Director Tony Maylam and International Film Journalist Alan Jones
  • Blood ‘n’ Fire Memories
  • Photo Gallery


Madman: 30 Year Anniversary Edition    
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 1982  /  Region All

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Around a crackling campfire on the last night of the season, the camp director mesmerizes campers and counselors with the legend of Madman Marz, a dark tale about a farmer who went crazy one moonlit night and axed his entire family into little bloody pieces. He warns everyone present, “Never say Madman Marz above a whisper in the woods or he’ll come for you.’ But one cocky teen ridicules his warning, provoking a night of unimaginable horror and blood soaked carnage for all.


  • TV Spots And Theatrical Trailers
  • Audio Commentary With The Producer, Director And Cast
  • Band Fans Of Madman
  • Vintage Images Gallery
  • The Legend Lives: 30 Years Of Madman


Cropsey (Documentary)  
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)  /  Production Year: 2009  /  Region 1

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Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman had often heard the legend of Cropsey. For the kids in their neighborhood, Cropsey was the escaped mental patient who lived in the old, abandoned Willowbrook Mental Institution and would come out at night to snatch children off the streets. Later as teenagers, the filmmakers assumed Cropseywas just an urban legend: a cautionary tale used to keep them out of those abandoned buildings. That all changed in the summer of 1987 when 12-year-old Jennifer Schweiger disappeared from their community.

Now as adults, Barbara and Joshua have returned to Staten Island to create Cropsey, a feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind Jennifer and four additional missing children. The film also investigates Andre Rand, the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, these filmmakers uncover a reality that is more terrifying than any urban legend.


  • 30 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Material
  • Exclusive Press Clips

About Shawn Francis

Movie collector and horror writer.
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6 Responses to The Slasher Movie Equation: Teens + Sex + Slasher = DEATH! + Sequels

  1. Thanks for the review! Like our Facebook page ( or follow our Twitter (@cropseylegend) to get more info on Cropsey! Cropsey is now on DVD and available on iTunes so if you haven’t seen it yet, you have no excuse! The boogeyman will get you if you don’t!

  2. Not so much a reveiw as a description ported over from DVD Empire.

  3. Right, excuse my mistake! We appreciate the mention, though! Have you checked out Cropsey, yet?

  4. No. Money matters are keeping it, and a lot of other movies, out of my library. I do, however, have it on my DVD Empire wishlist. I did find out out, though, it aired on TV last summer. I can’t believe I missed it.

  5. Josh says:

    The Burning is actually based on murders that happened at a camp in cropseyville, New York committed by the grounds keeper, the town has gone to great lengths to cover up the incident, I live a few minutes outside of there and I have asked some of the locals and it conjurs up anger from the people. It was either the director or writers of the burning said thats what the movie was about in a article I read, The Burning did take some infuence from the long island thing, but Mad Man I guess more or less about Andre Rand.

  6. Hmmm, more shit I didn’t know. Interesting.

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