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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.
They thought they were alone.
Also Known As:
The Legend Lives
Release Date: January , 1982
Runtime: 88 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 4.5
Buried.com Rating: 5.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
Gaylen Ross ...Betsy (as Alexis Dubin)
Tony Fish ...T.P.
Harriet Bass ...Stacy
Seth Jones ...Dave
Jan Claire ...Ellie
Alexander Murphy Jr. ...Bill (as Alex Murphy)
Jimmy Steele ...Richie
Carl Fredericks ...Max
Michael Sullivan ...Dippy
Paul Ehlers ...Madman Marz
Tom Veilleux ...Tommy
Stephen Clark ...Jimmy
Vicki Kenneally ...Mary Ellen
Shelley Mathes ...Shirley
Lori Mathes ...Jeanie
Jane Pappidas ...Marz's Wife
Travis Sawyer ...Marz's Son
Deidre Higgins ...Marz's Daughter
"Song of the Fifth Wind"
"I Don't Need Words"
"I Don't Ask Why"
"Song of Madman Marz"
More Movie Taglines:
- They thought they were alone.
- Deep in the woods, lurks a hideous evil... Don't even whisper his name!
- [first title card] Title Card: It all started during a campfire at North Sea Cottages, a special retreat for gifted children...
- Although passed uncut for UK cinema by the BBFC the VRO pre-cert video was briefly seized by Hampshire police during the 1980's video nasty scare, though without any prosecutions made. It was later released fully uncut on DVD by Anchor Bay in 2002.
Originally Madman was suppose to be based on the Cropsy killer legend, but when word reached the production that the film _"Burning, The" (1981)_ was being based on the same legend the script was re-written.
The illustration seen behind the credits was created by actor Paul Ehlers and was originally going to be the film's poster, but the distributors had already created another poster for release.
The production originally wanted Vincent Price for the role of Max.
Because the film was being shot in winter, but was suppose to be set in warmer weather, the crew had to paint the leaves of trees and brushes green on location.
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