The movie The Burning (1981) is a slasher film directed by Tony Maylam. The story takes place at Camp Blackfoot, a summer camp in upstate New York. The movie The Burning (1981) follows a group of teenagers who plan to play a prank on the camp’s caretaker, Cropsy. However, the prank goes horribly wrong and Cropsy is left severely burned and disfigured.
Years later, Cropsy is released from the hospital and seeks revenge on the teenagers who caused his disfigurement. Armed with a pair of garden shears, he begins a killing spree at a nearby summer camp. The movie The Burning (1981) focuses on the efforts of the campers and counselors to survive as they are hunted down one by one by the vengeful Cropsy.
The movie The Burning (1981) is known for its graphic and inventive death scenes. It is considered a classic example of the slasher genre and has gained a cult following over the years.
- Brian Matthews as Todd
- Leah Ayres as Michelle
- Brian Backer as Alfred
- Larry Joshua as Glazer
- Lou David as Cropsy
- The Burning (1981) was produced by Harvey Weinstein, who later co-founded Miramax Films.
- The film’s special effects were created by Tom Savini, known for his work in the horror genre.
- The Burning (1981) was released during the height of the slasher film craze in the early 1980s.