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Madman (1982)

 -  Horror  -  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 ...
Mary Ellen
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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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 »

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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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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

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Song of Madman Marz
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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c'mon people it really is good no great
2 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright i constantly read reviews of this film and am shocked that a lot of people don't seem to like. Let me first say that this isn't a film I love because I saw it when I was a kid in the '80s like other reviwers. I'm 16 and first viewed it last year. My first viewing of this flick didn't impress me, but the second and third ones really did. So people need to see this film more than once to see its amazingness. Here is what a lot of people seem to hate about the film. first they say that the cast is ugly. well I know that they are not beautiful but they are not hideous and their looks don't lesson the film's quality. They make the film seem more real. Real looking people makes it scarier. They also say that it is cheesy. Alright the beginning song by TP is alittle cheesy but the over all film isn't too cheesy. the acting isn't great but it is a low budget independent slasher film and if you expect great acting then find another subgenre of film. As far as being a rip off of F13 well it really isn't. Yeah there is a summer camp and people die but the kills are all original, the story line is more creepy, and the whole picture takes place at night. No sunlight so that makes the film creepier. the lighting is fantastic so you never get mad that you can't see anything. the gore is actually good and there is some gorehounds. Plus the score is great and the ending song is great as well. so if you haven;t seen this film yet and you like slashers than check it out. You may have to watch it twice but it is worth it. trust me. don't listen to most of the bad reviews. go out and find this. you should like it.


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