I, Madman

Synopsis: Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on his face to please a girl he likes. Only Virginia discovers that the book is nonfiction, and every time she picks up the book to read it, she sees him. The insane doctor from the book has escaped the book into our reality.
Director(s): Tibor Takács
Production: Sarlui/Diamant
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Maybe not. But I'm more likely

to run into a gorgeous guy...

in a bookstore

than a smart guy in a singles bar.

Hi, Mona!


Then again, I could just kill myself.

What the hell are you looking for?

I'm looking for this book called I, Madman.

I've been looking for it everywhere.

But I can't find it.

It's by this guy, his name is Malcolm Brand.

-That's charming.

-No, don't knock it, it's really good.

It's horrific. It makes Stephen King

read like Mother Goose...

but it's passionate.

It's sort of like Poe.

-I never heard of him.

-I hadn't either until yesterday.

He wrote two of them, this one,

and one called I, Madman...

which came in with the estate sale. Crap!

-Where are you going?

-Upstairs, to have another look.

You sure are spending a lot of time

trying to find something called I, Madman.

-You find it?

-No, I didn't.

Maybe somebody bought it.

Yeah, maybe.

No, his mouth is stopp'd;

Honest Iago hath ta'en order for't.

He is dead, my lord?

Had all his hairs been lives,

my great revenge...

had stomach for them all.

-Alas! He is betray'd, and I undone.

-Out, strumpet!

-Weep'st thou for him to my face?

-O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not!

-Sorry I'm late.

-You didn't miss much.

-Yeah, I can see that. Did he call us?


-Being done, there is no pause.

-But whilst I say one prayer!

It is too late.

I know about 20 people

who'd like to do that.

No, Collette's all right.

Any comments?



Collette, Michael, very good work.

Our own Ms. Berkowitz is going to star

in a new made-for-television movie:

No More Yesterdays.


You should have gotten that part,

you're absolutely perfect for it.

-Come on, Lenny.

-No, really. Perfect.


-Collette's really talented and very beautiful.

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