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Fans of summer camp slasher movies should see The Burning (1981)! The plot is as simple as it gets when it comes to slasher revenge movies. A camp caretaker named Cropsy is burned and disfigured from a prank gone wrong, and he returns five years later to the summer camp to get revenge. The pleasures of this film include the enjoyable cast of campers and counselors played by Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Jason Alexander (yes George Costanza is in this), a young Fisher Stevens, and even Holly Hunter in her first film role. The campers get up to all sorts of shenanigans and sexual hijinks, and all along the way the point-of-view camera angle of Cropsy is watching. Wielding a garden shears, Cropsy begins dispatching with the campers, including a phenomenal ambush from a canoe. It's exactly what you'd expect from a solid summer camp slasher, if that is what you're in the mood for.
The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam. Inspired by the urban legend of Cropsey, the story centers on a summer camp caretaker who is horribly disfigured after a prank gone wrong. Seeking revenge, he returns to the campgrounds armed with a pair of garden shears, terrorizing and attacking the unsuspecting campers. As the body count rises, the campers must band together to survive this relentless menace. Key cast members include Brian Matthews as Todd, Leah Ayres as Michelle, Brian Backer as Alfred, and Lou David as Cropsy. The film features early performances by future stars Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, and Holly Hunter in a minor role.
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