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Madman (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  1 January 1982 (USA)
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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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Deep in the woods, lurks a hideous evil... Don't even whisper his name! See more »

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According to Paul Ehlers, the fake feet he wore as part of his Madman Marz costume were very slippery and nearly caused him to fall out of the tree in the shot where Madman watches the campers in the woods. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

I Don't Need Words
Sung by Tony Fish (as Tony Nunziata)
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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Great slasher flick.
11 February 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Madman" starts with the typical scene of teens sitting around the campfire listening to scary tales.A head of camp,Max tells them the true story of Madman Marz.Marz was a brutal farmer who lived in the house by the campsite and who beat his wife and two kids.During one such fight he even had part of his nose bitten off!One night the freaky farmer took his axe and chopped up his family as they slept,and for such a nasty deed the locals decided to whack him across the face with his axe and string him up from a tree.One their return they find Marz has vanished,taking the bodies of his family with him.Now it's said he roams the woods looking for people to chop and string up.If you say his name above a whisper...Madman Marz will get you! "Madman" is a typical early 80's slasher flick that provides some genuine chills.The cinematography is surprisingly striking with some lovely blue tinged night scenes.Madman Marz is a really creepy psycho and there is plenty of gore including a messy throat slashing,a nasty axe in the chest murder plus a couple of severed heads.The ending is surprisingly downbeat and the action is fast-paced.Give this wonderful slasher flick a chance.8 out of 10.


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