The Burning

The Burning (1981)

A legend of terror isn't a campfire story anymore!

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1981-05-08
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 369 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: United States of America, Canada
  • Director: Tony Maylam
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From 369 Ratings


A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

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  • Brian Matthews

    as Todd
  • Leah Ayres

    as Michelle
  • Brian Backer

    as Alfred
  • Larry Joshua

    as Glazer
  • Jason Alexander

    as Dave
  • Ned Eisenberg

    as Eddy
  • Carrick Glenn

    as Sally
  • Carolyn Houlihan

    as Karen
  • Fisher Stevens

    as Woodstock
  • Lou David

    as Cropsy
  • Shelley Bruce

    as Tiger
  • Sarah Chodoff

    as Barbara
  • Bonnie Deroski

    as Marnie
  • Holly Hunter

    as Sophie
  • Kevi Kendall

    as Diane
  • K.C. Townsend

    as Hooker
  • John Tripp

    as Camp Counselor
Writing Brad Grey Story
Writing Bob Weinstein Screenplay
Production Harvey Weinstein Producer
Writing Harvey Weinstein Story
Crew Harvey Weinstein Creator
Production Joy Todd Casting
Sound Anthony J. Ciccolini III Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Harvey Harrison Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Tom Savini Makeup Effects Designer
Costume & Make-Up Tom Savini Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Michael Cohl Executive Producer
Production André Djaoui Executive Producer
Editing Jack Sholder Editor
Camera Eric Van Haren Noman Camera Operator
Directing Tony Maylam Director
Writing Tony Maylam Story
Sound Rick Wakeman Original Music Composer
Art Peter Politanoff Art Direction
Writing Peter Lawrence Writer
Production Jean Ubaud Executive Producer
Production Daniel Ubaud Associate Producer
Sound Jack Cooley Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Thomas A. Gulino Sound Editor
Camera Richard Wernig Still Photographer
Camera John Rusac Still Photographer
Lighting Raffaello Ferucci Gaffer
Sound Neil L. Kaufman Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Suzen Poshek Hairstylist
Crew Reid Rondell Stunts