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I, Madman (1989)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randall William Cook ...
Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand
Michelle Jordan ...
Sgt. Navarro
Mary Baldwin ...
Raf Nazario ...
Lyle, Hotel Clerk (as Rafael Nazario)
Bob Frank ...
Hotel Manager
Black Actor
Steven Memel ...
Vincent Lucchesi ...
Lt. Garber
Sidney Zeit
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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 theater in the background in one scene is supposedly showing Metal Messiah (1978), director 'Tibor Takacs'' feature film debut. See more »


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


References Metal Messiah (1978) See more »


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5 April 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Los Angeles, the librarian and aspiring actress Virginia (Jenny Wright) works in a bookstore of used books with her friend Mona (Stephanie Hodge) and her boyfriend is the police detective Richard (Clayton Rohner). Virginia is reading an horror book called "I, Madman" written by Malcolm Brand (Randall William Cook) and is impressed with the creepy story of Dr. Alan Kessler, a deranged doctor that takes pieces of his victims. Soon Virginia realizes that the book is non- fictional and everything that she read really happens. She tries to warn Richard, but his superiors believe that Virginia is nutty. But she is frightened since Dr. Kessler's next victim is her.

"I, Madman" is a cult-movie with a original story and the gorgeous Jenny Wright from "Near Dark" in the lead role. The movie deserved a better conclusion but anyway is a great horror movie with a wonderful music score. My vote is seven.

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