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Madman (1981)

A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betsy (as Alexis Dubin)
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Harriet Bass ...
Stacy
Seth Jones ...
Dave
Jan Claire ...
Ellie
Alex Murphy ...
Bill
Tom Candela ...
Richie (as Jimmy Steele)
Frederick Neumann ...
Max (as Carl Fredericks)
Michael Sullivan ...
Dippy
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Tom Veilleux ...
Tommy
Stephen Clark ...
Jimmy
Vicki Kenneally ...
Mary Ellen
Shelley Mathes ...
Shirley
Lori Mathes ...
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Storyline

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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1 January 1982 (USA)  »

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Madman Marz  »

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The production originally wanted Vincent Price for the role of Max. 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 »

Quotes

[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 Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Fifth Wind
Sung by Tony Fish (as Tony Nunziata)
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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Slick slasher
14 January 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

A slick attempt at a slasher with very impressive night photography.

Madman Marz, the film's killer, is a local legend made flesh who kills a bunch of wimpy teens and their counselors.

Joe Giannone's direction of the suspense sequences and ground level camerawork is a cut above. The storyline is serviceable but predictable. The acting ain't worth more than a line.

But do check out the film's night photography. Usually I hate night scenes because they're so poorly illuminated. Not so here. Some very stylish set-ups and artful compositions.

Memorable, thumpy score, too.


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