A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Frederick Neumann ...
Max (as Carl Fredericks)
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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1 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Although passed uncut for UK cinema by the BBFC the VRO pre-cert video was briefly seized by Hampshire police during the 1980's video nasty scare, though without any prosecutions made. It was later released fully uncut on DVD by Anchor Bay in 2002. 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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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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I Don't Ask Why
Sung by Gary Sales
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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The refrigerator is probably not the best place to hide from an ax-welding killer
6 January 2009 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Some surprisingly old camp counselors anger legendary ax-murderer, so he makes a successful come-back.

Obvious Friday the 13th knock-off, but hey, it manages to be worth a few laughs. As low-budget as this film is, it does well with what it has, making a fairly good villain and possessing an atmospheric spookiness. Gore-seekers will find plenty of blood flying in this one, the gore FX are pretty nicely done for a low-budgeter. The locations are decent and the electronic music score ain't bad. Dig that clunky theme song!

The films biggest flaw is in its casting. While leads Alexis Dublin (better known as Gaylen Ross) and Tony Fish are OK, the supporting cast are completely awful in their wooden performances. I suppose we're not watching this movie for the acting though.

Still, Madman is an enjoyable tongue-in-cheek slasher movie.

** 1/2 out of ****


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