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Joel Groce
01-21-2002, 01:49 AM
Howdy folks!!!

Sat back and checked out a few choice scenes from this early slasher pic - two of my favorite scenes:

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The girl camper flees from Marz and runs into the kitchen - I laughed my ass off watching the girl hurriedly chunking shit out of the fridge to create her hiding spot. I was just thinking to myself how the fuck does he not know where she is - she was making so much noise and he was right behind her! And of course she's shaking with cold for the 30 seconds that she is in there waiting for Madman to clear out.

The shotgun scene - the final counselor is checking things out with a shotgun in hand and ends up blowing her half-dead friend away as she pushes her face against the window - again, beautiful. Of course, I can't neglect the "head decapitation by car hood" scene either - masterwork!!!

Only drawback was the fact that the female counselors looked way too old for their teenage parts and weren't that good-looking - which could have led to a mention in recent T&A appreciation thread!
:p

JoeLeo74
01-22-2002, 01:21 AM
Ya Joel Madman was a good woods slasher.The chick in the fridge scene is classic.Excellent job on the dvd by AB.:D
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AceRimRat
01-23-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Joel Groce

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The girl camper flees from Marz and runs into the kitchen - I laughed my ass off watching the girl hurriedly chunking shit out of the fridge to create her hiding spot. I was just thinking to myself how the fuck does he not know where she is - she was making so much noise and he was right behind her! And of course she's shaking with cold for the 30 seconds that she is in there waiting for Madman to clear out.


The thing I never quite understood is, if you're a deranged killer stalking someone, and you walk into a kitchen, and there's a pile of shelves, food, etc., in front of the fridge, wouldn't you open the door?

Doesn't make for a particularly skillful bit of "hide" vs. the "go seek and smack with an ax" on the young lady's part.

Hellbilly
01-24-2002, 03:35 AM
Ah yes, the logic of a horror film makes people do the strangest things. Hiding in a fridge was actually a good idea I think. I would have stayed in there hiding, freezing and eating, ;) till next morning and then would have left the camp as the only survivor. :D

Joel Groce
01-24-2002, 04:47 AM
Yes, but logic be damned - it is a nice setup for the moist sound of a gleaming ax plunging into above-mentioned actress' busom.

gunner
01-25-2002, 05:02 PM
I can hardly believe that you guys think that MadMan Marz didn't know she was in the fridge. I think he knew damned well she was in there. He just wanted to make the kill more amusing for himself by walking away and hiding,and then kill her after she thought she had fooled him and the coast was clear. It's called cat and mouse,very logical to me.
But,maybe you guys are right. I actually tried to interview Marz about that scene to get the inside truth but he only gave me "BRROOWWRRR" in response,stuck up bastard.

Hellbilly
01-25-2002, 10:11 PM
I'll be damned! -- That wasn't a very smart thing to do gunner.
Who in the right mind visits Madman Marz and tries to interview him about his killing habits?

:D ;)

BlazingMagnum
01-26-2002, 02:43 PM
I tried & tried, but I just could not dig Madman. Where that guy looks at the open-fire, and says 'whoever said there's no beauty in destruction' - I was so annoyed at his acting, that it made it impossible for me to enjoy the rest of the movie

:confused:


Heavy!

Joel Groce
01-27-2002, 11:09 AM
Blazing, my man, I am usually right there with you, but I dig this one - not for the acting which agreed is abysmal, but the change of pace it offered when propped up against other slashers of it's time. ( ie, lead girl gets killed at end, boy that caused whole mess to begin with survives at end, etc. ) I will have to watch this again to catch the part that you mentioned!

BlazingMagnum
01-27-2002, 10:08 PM
Joel - I completely understand man, but maybe I watched it at the wrong time or something. I'll have to re-watch Madman, because I haven't seen it in about 7 years.

zompire
01-30-2002, 03:21 PM
i enjoyed it a lot. it's a great backwoods horror film(or hillbilly horror if you will),that i associate with the best slasher/boogeymen type movies. god i remember seeing the commercial on late night tv and being scared out of my mind.

zompire
01-30-2002, 03:24 PM
i like this movie a lot. it's a great backwoods horror(or hillbilly horror if you will), that i associate with the best slasher/ boogeyman films.the corny song in it is great too. i remember seeing the commercial for this on late night tv and being scared to death !!!!

Hellbilly
01-30-2002, 03:52 PM
huh? Somebody called my name? ;)

vampyr789
01-12-2009, 11:13 PM
one of my top 10 fave slashers!!! i really don't understand the hate!! sure some of it is stupid...but thats what i love about it!

Kim Bruun
01-12-2009, 11:25 PM
I don't see how you could be a slasher fan and not love this.

Is the movie goofy? Occasionally yes, but it shifts easily into a genuinely creepy atmosphere. I've said this countless times - I've seen much better films that came nowhere near the artistry an virtuosity evidenced by the litghing and camera work. Whoever is responsible had some wonderful ideas about how to light and compose a picture. Marz hiding in the trees, difficult to distinguish from the branches? Split screen with Ellie trying to hide while Marz comes running down the hall in the same frame? Wonderful technical feats which allows the movie some scary momentum.

And then there's just a sense of fun about it - the hottub scene, the ballad, etc. It's a great little popcorn flick.

bloodthrill
01-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Sorry if it was mentioned,I just skimmed over the previous replies..the hot tub scene was the cheesiest scene (love or otherwise) I may have ever encountered.I always thought Gaylen Ross (Alexis Dubin) was pretty in a homely- seventies kind of way,but Madman's scenes of her seem to highlight the lazy eye to the hilt. Hell,it underlines,circles and overall showcases it.And T.P.'s "outie" bellybutton and killer belt buckle coupled with his cheese-dick grin..God,let's not forget the song,("IIII can't explaaaiiin it...")and "seductive" revolutions around the other.

On the other end,nearly all of the kills are at least moderately disturbing,(T.P.'s hanging/neck snap combo rocked the house). Great addition to the camp slasher genre,maybe one of the best.

HAEMORRHAGE
01-13-2009, 05:06 PM
This is an old thread. Find some of the more recent ones, there's very little hate for this movie.