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At a summer camp for youths, cockey pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaylen Ross ...
Betsy (as Alexis Dubin)
Tony Fish ...
T.P.
Harriet Bass ...
Stacy
Seth Jones ...
Dave
Jan Claire ...
Ellie
Alexander Murphy Jr. ...
Bill (as Alex Murphy)
Tom Candela ...
Richie (as Jimmy Steele)
Carl Fredericks ...
Max
Michael Sullivan ...
Dippy
Paul Ehlers ...
Tom Veilleux ...
Tommy
Stephen Clark ...
Jimmy
Vicki Kenneally ...
Shelley Mathes ...
Shirley
Lori Mathes ...
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At a summer camp for youths, cockey pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called. Written by Humberto Amador

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Don't say his name! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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1 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

A scene where Betsy runs into Richie while walking through the woods to the Mars house was cut. Joe Giannone felt the scene slowed down the pace of the films finale, so it was edited. See more »

Goofs

When Marz is holding Bill up in the air and is about to kill him, Bill cries out but his mouth doesn't match the words heard. See more »

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[first title card]
Title Card: It all started during a campfire at North Sea Cottages, a special retreat for gifted children...
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Featured in The Legend Still Lives: 30 Years of Madman (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Ask Why
Sung by Gary Sales
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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Yet another forgotten gem
29 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Plot = It's the final night for the season at a summer camp, and all of the counsellors and children have gathered around the campfire to tell ghost stories. The old man who runs the camp tells the story of Madman Marz, a deranged man who killed his family with an axe, not far away from the camp. Naturally one of the kids make fun of the story, but what no one realizes is that the legend is real, and that Madman Marz is still lurking around in the woods by the camp...

I think Madman is definitely one of the best backwoods/camp slasher films to come out of the 1980's, It's got a big, bad villain with a huge axe, it's got a semi attractive cast and it's got a decent amount of gore. Most surprisingly however is the cinematography. While most slashers from this era were pretty low-budget, Madman looks incredibly good. The use of dark blue colours works great and really manages to create a good atmosphere.

Even though it's pretty obvious who's going to die and who's not, this movie tends to drag out on it to keep the suspense level high, and it really does work. The story may not be original but it still packs a punch but it's still a movie to be watched more than once.

All in all Madman is definitely underrated and doesn't deserve to be forgotten.


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