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Old 10-23-2021, 06:22 PM
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The Burning(1981)-I will be Back! I will have My REVENGE!

I wonder whether this movie should be forgotten about or revisited?

On one hand reasons to forget include:
*One of Harvey Weinstein's 1st movies on as a producer
*A burn victim monsterized
*A clueless camp counselor citing a prank involved in gone wrong resulting in said burn victim but oooohhh lets make a cool ghost story about around the summer campfire... The audience watching the movie will be like the kids and just be like ooooohhh as well...

On the other hand reasons to perhaps revisit include:
*Perhaps a worthy precursor to Jason on Friday the 13th.
*Get to see George Cant Stand Ya (Seinfeld) as a teenager
*A classic albeit hard to tell what's going on scene involving a seemingly empty canoe with eager teenagers paddling towards only to encounter the terror that awaits is very memorable.
*The movie is a campy cheesy horror movie not to be taken too seriously and bad taste kind of adds to the whole morbidity factor of who the killer is and what is going on.
*This movie was only after about 20 years finally restored after being edited to tone down some of the more violent scenes that by todays standards (or even back then if compare to other movies) wasn't that much.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:21 AM
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One of my favorites. I saw it at a younger age so it stuck with me. I live for campy cheesy horror
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:38 AM
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Always revisit. So good.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:03 PM
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I just laugh at that canoe scene. Are kids really that dumb not to jump out of the boat? LOL It has the effect but I suppose the one dude died from losing his fingers like right away? Now that the unedited footage has been shown on DVD and Blu-Ray it's really hard to follow the scene still but is still a classic due to the filmed montage but feels dated. Is this really the best the 80's has to offer?
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Definitely worth a revisit. Tom Savini's make-up effects are great in this one. Fisher Stevens gets his fingers clipped off in the raft massacre scene, Lou David looks vicious as Cropsy, both Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter are in the film (their film debuts).
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