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I, Madman (1989)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  April 1989 (USA)
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Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ... See full summary »

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Randall William Cook ...
Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand
Stephanie Hodge ...
Mona
Michelle Jordan ...
Colette
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Lyle, Hotel Clerk (as Rafael Nazario)
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Lenny
Vincent Lucchesi ...
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Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on his face to please a girl he likes. Only Virginia discovers that the book is nonfiction, and every time she picks up the book to read it, she sees him. The insane doctor from the book has escaped the book into our reality. Written by Jason Mechalek

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a terrifying new film from the creators of "the gate". See more »

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A theater in the background in one scene is supposedly showing Metal Messiah (1978), director 'Tibor Takacs'' feature film debut. See more »

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The shadows of the crew and equipment can be seen when Virginia enters her apartment carrying her groceries. See more »

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One of a Kind Supernatural Slasher Flick.
3 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

An young woman by the name of Virginia (Jenny Wright) is a fan of horror novels. She works in a used book store. When she reads a novel titled "I,Madman", which is a non-fiction novel. The villain of the novel seems to come out of the book to stalk the young woman and killing the people she knows.

Directed by Tibor Takacs (The Gate 1 & 2) made an entertaining horror fantasy thriller with an sharp performance by the underrated actress-Wright. The film was barely released to theaters in 1989. The film went on to be a Cult Classic. Clayton Rohner (From "April's Fools Day" and the T.V. Short-Lived Series "Good Vs. Evil" fame) co-star as a Police Detective. This is one of the most rarely seen and most underrated horror films of the late 80's. See it. Written by David Chaskin (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2:Freddy's Revenge, The Curse). (****/*****).


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