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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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Don't say 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

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

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Madman Marz
Written, Produced and Arranged by Gary Sales
© 1980 Gary Sales
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A little gem
15 November 2004 | by eer85See all my reviews

I think that a complete guide of the slasher subgenre it's almost impossible to write: because of its very simple&cheap formula, a lot of movie have been produced since the beginning of the 80s.

Among these, one of the earliest and most appreciable is MADMAN by Giannone, which is a very honest low-budget flick with some variations from the original (Cunningham's) model and a more fairy-tale oriented atmosphere (the nominal villain really looks like an ogre). Of course, as many other similar features, it has its flaws - acting, for example - but that's not what you seek from such kind of movies. The special effects are pretty well done and they're obtained with very simple solutions. Giannone's style is good, especially in the use of deep focus and the cinematography is genuinely inventive (the green painted leaves!). Eventually, it's better than many others.


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