Madman (1982)

Madman (1982) movie poster

director Joe Giannone
viewed: 10/13/2015

1982’s Madman might be a fringe slasher but it’s got such a quintessential poster/video box image that it belongs on the top shelf by the big boys of the genre.

Actually, I quite enjoyed it.  Independently produced in NY, the story of Madman Marz, an urban legend invoked into murderous return, features some creative FX and a few gruesome dispatches, but most of all it’s got Madman Marz himself, a sort of demonic backwoods grandpappy back from the grave, missing part of his nose, and wielding a ax.  He’s also got outsized monster hands and feet for good measure.

Eminently enjoyable, an indie period slasher doesn’t actually have to be a great movie, it just has to be fun.

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