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THE BURNING (1981) Review

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In a year that is known for being one of the best years for slasher films, The Burning may be the best slasher film 1981 has to offer. Based on an Urban Legend of Cropsey the Maniac, The Burning delivers some great gore effects by Tom Savini. It's the best summer camp slasher film.

Disclaimer: Pictured is actor James Coburn and not director Tony Maylam. This is my mistake as pictures of Tony Maylam are hard to come by. Both seemed to have similar hairstyles and eyebrows. Next time I will be sure to do better research instead of taking the first picture on a google search. 🧐

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elblizz @elblizz 3w 3 weeks ago

I agree, this was one of the best from the era. And hands down to Tom, his effects were amazing. What's your take on the modern horror genera since 2000?

 
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Hellbound @hellbound 3w 3 weeks ago

This is a great question. There was a point in my life where I stuck up my nose to "modern" horror. I wasn't a fan of CGI in horror nor was I a fan of some of the trends in the early 2000s such as found footage and torture porn. I didn't like seeing super hyped-up movies in theaters as I got burned by the hype (A Haunting in Connecticut and the Boogeyman being examples that come to mind). I like to let the hype die down a bit before seeing a movie so I don't have external forces swaying my opinion of the film. But I have been a fan of this "post-modern" horror movement. Films like The Babadook, It Follows, Goodnight Mommy, Hereditary, and the Lighthouse all rock. I haven't seen as many as I should, but I am interested in seeing more. What's your opinion on more recent horror? Do you like where it is heading? I'm interested in what you think. Thank you again for such an awesome comment!

 
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elblizz @elblizz 2w 2 weeks ago

To me, most modern horror is just CGI and one or two jump scares. I can predict the "final girl" from the start, know what twists are coming. It's boring and not much imagination put into it. I know they say that 80s horror movies were terrible, but I love them, low budget slashers with a halfway decent script, good slasher effects and I'm in. I did like the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot because it stayed true to the craziness of the early films. The Halloween reboot I loved, one of the few I know. But to me those "villains" will forever be scary because they have the motive and are unstoppable. The lighthouse was great, the descent was great, and a few others, but it wasn't overly done with CGI, good script and emotions built for the characters. But if the boring countless nun, conjuring, Annabelle and so on movies keep going I stop watching. But they make money because people only like the few jump scares offered. I love feeling on edge for a while horror movie and I don't get that anymore. But that's my take. Thanks for the reply. Your content is awesome and I can't wait for more.

 
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