Saturday, 4 May 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 136: Thu May 16

The Burning (Maylam, 1981): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.30pm

Don't know a lot about this screening right now but it's presented by the Cigarette Burns film club team so keep an eye on their Facebook page here.

Here's the wiki introduction: The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam, with music by Rick Wakeman. It tells the story of a cruel, alcoholic, sadistic caretaker at a summer camp (nicknamed "Cropsy" and based on the urban legend of Cropsey) who falls victim to a prank that went out of control which leaves him horribly burned and disfigured. Following his release from hospital, he returns to his old stomping ground and begins a murder spree. The film was one of the first from Miramax Films: Harvey Weinstein produced the film and Bob Weinstein was a co-writer. Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens and Oscar winner Holly Hunter all made their motion picture debuts in this film.

Here is the trailer.

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