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Madman (1981)

A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director:

Joe Giannone

Writers:

Joe Giannone (screenplay), Joe Giannone (story) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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They thought they were alone. See more »

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Trivia

Originally, 'Madman' was supposed to be based on the Cropsy killer legend, but when word reached the production that The Burning (1981) was being based on the same legend, the script was re-written. 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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Connections

Featured in Madman: In Memoriam (2015) 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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I love it
7 January 2002 | by Chainsaw SlasherSee all my reviews

This is my kind of movie. This is a perfect slasher, and its hard to find slashers worth watching. It has blood, gore, crunching of bones, all the elements of a slasher. Beautiful. It only lacks some nudity, but I don't care about that. I like the kind of slashers that can give me a rush from the deaths (I know this sounds freaky), but this is one. This movie was ahead of its time in the slasher history.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madman Marz See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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