Camp is back in session and for the next like fucking 40 minutes or so there's no killing, just camp hijinks and superhorny teenage hormones. Cropsy lurks in the shadows watching the kids, but he doesn't do anything. He waits until a group of the older kids go on an overnight canoe adventure before he strikes and holy fook it's fucking awesome!!! The raft massacre scene alone is worth watching the movie.
Outside of SLEEPAWAY CAMP and some of the FRIDAY THE 13TH films, THE BURNING is my favorite camp slasher. The campers are a really colorful bunch and honestly I would have been happy if Cropsy had never even showed up. I was having enough fun just following all the silly shit the campers did. Impressive camerawork, nudity, hilarious 80's fashions and a lot of familiar faces among the young cast including Jason Alexander, Brian Backer, Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter. Also the special effects were by Tom Savini who passed up on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 to do THE BURNING! Enjoyable movie. Check it out.
Girl laughing at water splashed onto camera.
A young Holly Hunter.
Kid in lower right pouring pepper into other kid's milk. WTF?