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40 Days of Halloween Pt 09: Madman (1982)

Posted by invizweb on October 1, 2012

courtesy of IMDB

Director:  Joe Giannone

Starring:  Alexis Dubin (aka Gaylen Ross), Tony Fish, Carl Fredericks, and Paul Ehlers

Writer:  Joe Giannone

Producers:  Gary Sales

Distributors:  Jensen Farley Pictures

Run Time:  1 hour 28 minutes (88 minutes)

SPOILER ALERT


Madman is a 1982 summer campground slasher film. It took the better elements (i.e. suspenseful kills, irony) from the original Friday the 13th instead of what pervades most of the films in the genre (gore for the sake of gore). Compared with the modern horror films, there is less gore albeit those who love their decapitations will get their fill.  Also, I love the fact that the slasher isn’t just some regular douchey guy in a mask. Most of the characters are generic but the main protagonist shows guts in the end. If you loved the Burning or Hatchet, you would like this film.

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