The Burning
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The makers of this formulaic mad-slasher film must have had an arrangement with the producers of Friday the 13th Part 2 (released to theaters the same summer), since both films use virtually the same plot. The inhuman killer here is Camp Blackfoot's deranged ex-gardener Cropsy, who was horribly disfigured by mischievous teen campers during a botched practical joke, and who makes his way back five years later to exact gory revenge on the youths (who by now seem a bit old for summer camp) by chopping away at them with his trusty pruning shears. The tired slasher premise is kicked up a few… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Really works to its own beat, and is a ball from beginning to end."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"One of the more inspired early-'80s slasher pics."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"It's a movie very much like Tolkien's writing: if you don't discover it in junior high, you'll never appreciate it the way it was meant to be appreciated again."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's dated and sort of dull but there's some amazing gore and the new blu-ray makes it shine."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"One of the unexpected horror gems of the 1980s."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It's a legitimately ugly movie; it gets under your skin."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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