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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

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Joe Giannone

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaylen Ross ... Betsy (as Alexis Dubin)
Tony Fish ... TP
Harriet Bass ... Stacy
Seth Jones ... Dave
Jan Claire ... Ellie
Alex Murphy ... Bill
Tom Candela ... Richie (as Jimmy Steele)
Frederick Neumann Frederick Neumann ... Max (as Carl Fredericks)
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Dippy
Paul Ehlers ... Madman Marz
Tom Veilleux Tom Veilleux ... Tommy
Stephen Clark Stephen Clark ... Jimmy
Vicki Kenneally Vicki Kenneally ... Mary Ellen
Shelley Mathes Shelley Mathes ... Shirley
Lori Mathes Lori Mathes ... Jeanie
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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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Deep in the woods, lurks a hideous evil... Don't even whisper his name! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madman Marz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Legend Lives Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Gary Sales wrote the songs featured in the film. 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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Soundtracks

I Don't Ask Why
Sung by Gary Sales
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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Slick slasher
14 January 2004 | by fertilecelluloidSee 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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