Madman (1981)

USA, 1981
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American horror film directed by Joe Giannone.

Plot Summary

A group of teenagers at a summer camp are targeted by serial killer Madman Marz.


Directed by: Joe Giannone
© 1981 The Legend Lives Company
The Legend Lives Company presents a Gary Sales/Joe Giannone production
Executive Producer: Sam Marion
Produced by: Gary Sales
Screenplay by: Joe Giannone
Story by: Joe Giannone, Gary Sales
Director of Photography: James Momel [real name: James Lemmo]
Film Editor: Dan Loewenthal
Electronic Music by: Stephen Horelick
Sound/Sound Recordist: William Meredith
Wardrobe Designer: Paulette Aller
Make-up/Special Effects Makeup: Jo Hansen
Prosthetics: Rich Alonzo
Special Effects: William DePaolo, Rob Holland, John Luckavic, Matt Vogel
Art Director: William Scheck
Filmed on location at Fish Cove Inn, Southampton, New York

Alexis Dubin [real name: Gaylen Ross] (Betsy)
Tony Fish (T.P.)
Harriet Bass (Stacy)
Seth Jones (Dave)
Jan Claire (Ellie)
Alex Murphy [real name: Alexander Murphy Jr] (Bill)
Jimmy Steele [real name: Tom Candela] (Richie)
Carl Fredericks [real name: Frederick Neumann] (Max)
Michael Sullivan (Dippy)
Paul Ehlers (Madman Marz)
Tom Veilleux (Tommy)
Stephen Clark (Jimmy)
Vicki Kenneally (Mary Ellen)
Shelley Mathes (Shirley)
Lori Mathes (Jeanie)
Jane Pappidas (Marz’s wife)
Travis Sawyer (Marz’s son)
Deidre Higgins (Marz’s daughter)



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  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis pp.168-169
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  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.300-301
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