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One of the better body-count knockoffs in the wake of Friday the 13th's screaming success, Madman starts out in familiar territory: a summer camp. The legend of berserk farmer "Madman Marz" is told in a campfire prologue. "It is said if you say his name above a whisper in the woods, he will hear you... and he will come for you." Needless to say, some idiot cries his name out and a hulking killer in overalls and a wild fright wig arrives with mayhem on his mind. He hacks his way through the camp counselors, lynching, chopping, beheading, and in general making a meat market of the twentysomethings. Director Joe Giannone executes it all with a little style and creativity, borrowing ideas from better-known productions: the ghost-story spookiness of John Carpenter's The Fog, a minimalist synthesizer score reminiscent of Halloween, a few nods to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and plenty of Friday the 13th-inspired stalk and slash. The film's only real weaknesses are its competent-at-best performances, but the effects are fine and the clichés are tweaked just enough to keep the audience guessing.
The DVD features commentary by director Giannone, producer Gary Sales, and stars Tony Fish and Paul Ehlers, along with TV spots and a trailer. --Sean Axmaker
This movie has it all. Horror, backstory and suspense. If you like horror you will like Madman !!Published 9 days ago by Myra Blosser
Classic early (and underrated) 80's horror/slasher film about a campfire story that turns out to be more than fiction.Published 9 days ago by Alex1453
Made me laugh watching it at age 35 because during my childhood I was too scared to go outside after dark or into the basement alone after seeing this film at age 9. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Roller Girl
Classic camp slasher from the golden age of the slasher genre. Cheesy fun and a must for any fan of the genrePublished 16 days ago by Erik Gray
I heard about this film a few years back but never had a chance to watch it but with this bluray release I finally got the opportunity and I loved it. Read morePublished 22 days ago by todd barts
Just a great 80's horror movie I love the special features group of campers found out the story about madman Marz is realPublished 25 days ago by Adam
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|New DVD on the way!||
As I understand it, the release date for this new DVD is this September 28, 2010
So those of you selling your out of print Anchor Bay copies for outrageous prices, be prepared for DVDs to be worth nothing after September 28. You wont be able to get a nickel for them after this new re-release
Sep 11, 2010 by bmovies | See all 3 posts
|Any Information on this Release?||
I know it has a new transfer and a new interview feature. It may have the commentary from the Anchor bay release also.
More info on Code Red releases check out there blog at, http://codereddvdblog.blogspot.
Jul 18, 2010 by D. Holt | See all 3 posts