The Burning

September 18, 2012 at 2:06 am (6 Heads, Burning, The) (, , , , , , , )

The Burning – 1981 – United States

The Burning is a slasher flick imitating Friday the 13th (1980). Although derivative, it’s made notable by its cast and crew. It’s an early effort of producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who now have hundreds of mainstream credits. It was Jason Alexander’s (of Seinfeld) first role. Plus, Tom Savini did the effects. Abundant professional talent gives The Burning some class, but as the killer stalks screaming teen campers, déjà vu is inescapable.

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