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8 May 1981 (USA) See more »
Gather Around the Campfire to Die! See more »
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Tony Maylam 
Writing credits
Harvey Weinstein (original story) &
Tony Maylam (original story) &
Brad Grey (original story)

Peter Lawrence (screenplay) and
Bob Weinstein (screenplay)

Harvey Weinstein (created by)

Produced by
Michael Cohl .... executive producer
André Djaoui .... executive producer (as Andre Djaoui)
Daniel Ubaud .... associate producer (as Dany Ubaud)
Jean Ubaud .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
Rick Wakeman 
Cinematography by
Harvey Harrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Sholder 
Casting by
Joy Todd 
Art Direction by
Peter Politanoff 
Makeup Department
Suzen Poshek .... hair stylist
Suzen Poshek .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup and effects
Production Management
Corky Burger .... executive in charge of production
Drummond Challis .... production supervisor
Robin Grey .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Magdalen M.T. Brick .... second assistant director
Carl Clifford .... first assistant director
Art Department
James R. Bilz .... assistant property master (as Jim Bilz)
Joseph Falzone .... set construction
Dennis Hoerter .... set construction
Suza Maher .... art assistant
Stephen Miller .... property master (as Steve Miller)
Joseph Rebisz .... set construction
Garth Truckenbrod .... set construction
John Wolf .... set construction
Sound Department
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Janet Conn .... assistant sound editor
Jack Cooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Ernie Davidson .... assistant sound editor
Thomas A. Gulino .... sound editor (as Thomas Gulino)
Wendy Hedin .... apprentice sound editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Gary Rich .... sound mixer
Fred Rosenberg .... assistant sound editor (as Fredric D. Rosenberg)
Larry Scharf .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Darryl Ferrucci .... assistant special makeup effects
Reid Rondell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Broat .... electrician
Jim Canatta .... first assistant camera (as Jim Cannata)
Frederic Feldbauer .... dolly grip
Raffaello Ferucci .... gaffer
David J. Frederick .... second assistant camera (as Dave Frederick)
Christopher Misiano .... key grip
Norman O'Halloran .... generator operator
Ed Poplawski .... best boy
John Rusac .... still photographer
Eric Van Haren Noman .... camera operator
Richard Wernig .... still photographer
Casting Department
Mary Casilio .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rick Holtz .... wardrobe assistant
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Maggie Constantinidis .... post-production assistant
Farrel Levy .... assistant editor (as Farrel Duffy)
Robert Newman .... post-production assistant
Gail Showalter .... associate editor
Bob Weinstein .... editorial consultant
Music Department
Alan Brewer .... composer: additional music (as Alan Brawer)
Alan Brewer .... music soundtrack producer (as Alan Brawer)
Alan Brewer .... music supervisor
Alan Brewer .... musical director (as Alan Brawer)
Kevin Kelly .... music recording engineer
Anna Pepper .... composer: additional music
Rick Wakeman .... music soundtrack producer
Transportation Department
Sammy Divincenzo .... transportation
Jim Switzgable .... transportation
Other crew
Coleman Bagau .... special business advisor
Donald Barry .... security officer
Roger Bernhardt .... guidance (as Dr. Roger Bernhardt)
Alan Brewer .... assistant to producer (as Alan Brawer)
Paula Bryszki .... production assistant
Mary Lou Burger .... pre-production assistant
Sandy Burger .... pre-production assistant
Keith Cavele .... production associate
Jimmy Flynn .... production assistant
Bill Focht .... titles
Charles Fuller .... security officer
Alvin Glick .... legal counsel
Brad Grey .... production consultant
Jill Gutterson .... special researcher
Paul Horgan .... security officer
Craig Kellas .... production assistant
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly .... production coordinator
Paul Lamanna .... special business advisor
Harold Levin .... special business advisor
Mark MacKenzie .... production assistant
Randy Marks .... special business advisor
Michael McCarthy .... security officer
Frank McGuire .... special business advisor
Charlie Meeker .... legal counsel
David Moser .... special business advisor
Larry Pierce .... security officer
Sarah 'Bubby' Postol .... weather control
Carlita Powell .... production assistant
Jeanne Ptak .... pre-production assistant
Tom Savini .... horror sequence designer
William M. Scott .... location auditor
Tim Shea .... production assistant
Igor Sunara .... production assistant
Joe Takats .... medic (as Dr. Joe Takats)
Joe Takats .... special business advisor
Michael Trimboli .... legal counsel
Jean Ubaud .... creative consultant
Irv Ungerman .... special business advisor
Miriam Weinstein .... pre-production assistant
Vickie Weinstein .... script consultant
William Yuhnke .... special business advisor
Benjamin Zinkin .... legal counsel (as Ben Zinkin)
David Appleton .... special thanks
Fred Casserta .... special thanks
Jonathan Dandes .... special thanks
Michael Grey .... special thanks
H. & Eric .... special thanks
Harley Hardell .... special thanks
Sam and Dorothy Levin .... special thanks
Max .... special thanks
Tom Pellerite .... special thanks
Ed Thomas .... special thanks
Sara Weinstein .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cropsy" - USA (reissue title)
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91 min | Australia:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (1990) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1985) | Finland:(Banned) (1984) (uncut) | Finland:(Banned) (1983) (cut) | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Iceland:(Banned) | Norway:(Banned) (video) | South Korea:18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1992) (cut) (2002) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1992) | USA:R (#26281) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

Tom Savini would play classical music during the long process of creating plaster castings of the actors faces.See more »
Continuity: During the end scene in the barn. The Cart comes down the rail track, nearly hitting Todd, and smashes into another cart at the bottom of the track. A few seconds later you can clearly see the cart is back at the top of the track again.See more »
[first lines]
Paul:Tonight's the night. Cropsy's going to get what he deserves. Remember what he did to you, Snoop?
Paul:And when he beat up Jamie really bad for nothing? Billy says Cropsy's been getting away with this shit for years. If we pull this off, it'll be the biggest number Camp Blackfoot has ever seen.
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44 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Better than you might expect..., 23 November 1998
Author: BStalker from Oxford, England

Made in 1981, this film clearly jumped on the teenage slasher bandwagon and is very similar to a Friday the 13th movie. As far as the genre goes, 'The Burning' is way above average. Sure, it has the obligatory teenagers on summer camp and a deranged stalker out for 'revenge' but there are some genuinely tension-building moments and quite a few decent scares. The effects are above average (though quite heavily cut in the British version) thanks to gore-king, Tom Savini and Rick Wakeman's electronic music score is far more effective than Harry Manfredini's psycho-like strings in Friday the 13th. The acting is nothing special, but then again, it never is in these films.

If you're in the mood for a decent, scary stalk'n'slash movie, you could do far, FAR worse than this.

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