The Burning

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August 26, 2017

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A janitor at a summer camp is accidently burned severely from a prank. Years later, he is released from an institute, and returns to the camp with a pair of hedge clippers to take revenge on the campers. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Release Date:

8 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brännmärkt See more »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated) See more on IMDbPro »

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Technical Specs


91 min

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1 See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


When Alfred is pinned to the wall, Cropsy has his hand around Alfred's throat. Later, when Cropsy is waving the flame at Todd, there is a shot with Cropsy's hand still around Alfred's throat. See more »


[first lines]
Paul: Tonight's the night. Cropsy's going to get what he deserves. Remember what he did to you, Snoop?
Snoop: Yeah.
Paul: And when he beat up Jamie really bad for nothing? Billy says Cropsy's been getting away with this shit for years. If we pull this off, it'll be the biggest number Camp Blackfoot has ever seen.
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Featured in Cropsy Speaks with Lou David (2013) See more »


Written by Anna Pepper
Produced by Alan Brewer
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