Friday, 20 January 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 41: Fri Feb 10

The Burning (Maylam, 1981): Prince Charles Cinema, 11.30pm


This screening is part of the Arrow Video Club season. Full details here.

Prince Charles Cinema introduction:
Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early ‘80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning – the notorious “video nasty” now finally unleashed on the big-screen! When an ill-advised prank misfires, summer camp caretaker Cropsy is committed to hospital with hideous burns. Released after five years, hospital officials warn him not to blame the young campers who caused his disfigurement. But no sooner is Cropsy back on the streets than he’s headed back to camp with a rusty pair of shears in hand, determined to exact his bloody revenge. With standout gore effects courtesy of FX legend Tom Savini, The Burning proved too shocking for UK censors upon its original video release. Now, fully uncut and in High Definition, The Burning is ready to reclaim its place as the ultimate summer camp nightmare.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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