The Burning

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Tony Maylam
Production: Miramax Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Tonight's the night.

Cropsy's going to get what he deserves.

- Remember what he did to you, Snoop?

- Yeah!

And when he beat up Jamie

really bad for nothing?

Billy says Cropsy's been getting away

with this sh*t for years.

If we pull this off,

it'll be the biggest number

Camp Blackfoot has ever seen.

I wanna find out who's in, okay?

We're all in.

- Jamie, you with us?

- Right.

- Snoop?

- Yeah, I'm in.


What, are you kidding?

I can't stand that creep.

What about you?

As long as I get to see that

motherf***er squirm.

Don't worry. Tonight's the night

that we scare the sh*t out of Cropsy.

Because when he wakes up,

when he sees it,

he's gonna have a heart attack.

He's gonna go crazy. He's gonna go crazy.

Okay, Billy, let's see what you got.

All right, where's Kent?

He's already inside.

- Matches. Matches, matches!

- Here.

Sit, wait.

Hold it. Okay, guys, this is it.

Take the light.

Give me the box. Run around the back.

Let's get him.

Do it!

Holy sh*t! We gotta get him out of there.

- I can't believe it.

- Come on, let's get out of here. Come on!

- So how long you been working here?

- I started working Sunday.

- Oh, yeah, you like your job?

- Yeah, it's fine. Great.

When you seen what I seen,

you'll soon change your mind.

Hey, listen, after two months

of working here,

you're gonna feel like an old man.

Guys like you won't last five minutes.

- Listen, I...

- Hey, listen, you got a minute?

No, I'm supposed to be on duty...

I wanna show you something

down the hall.

After you see this guy, you'll never

wanna come back in here again.

Man, this guy's burned so bad,

he's cooked.

A f***ing Big Mac. Overdone.

You know what I mean?

It's a miracle he's still alive.

Was me, I'd prefer to be dead.

No way I'd wanna be like this freak.

He's a monster, man.

I been working here 10 years

and I'm telling you,

I ain't never seen anything like this.

- In here, man. Come on, take a look.

- Listen, I gotta go.

You wanna be a doctor, right?

This is what you gotta see.

This is where it's at.

Now this is burns.

You ain't never gonna forget this man.

As long as you live,

you never gonna see a freak like this.

Come on, man, take a look.

You ain't gonna see nothing

standing over there.

Come on, man, take a look.

Come on.

Come on, take a look.

Oh, my God!

It's been a long struggle,

but now that you've regained

your strength, it's time for you to leave.

Considering how badly

you were burned, you're lucky to be alive.

The first few months outside

will be the hardest.

We're sorry,

the skin grafts just didn't take.

There's nothing more we can do

for at least six months.

I know you still resent those kids,

but try not to blame anyone

for what happened.

It was an accident, purely an accident.

You've got to forget your hatred.

Control your feelings for revenge.

Anger and resentment won't

bring back the past. You know that.

You may find it difficult, at first,

to adjust to a normal life again.

But with time you will adjust.

Well, this is home, honey.

Hey, if you're coming in,

why don't you come on in?

I mean, ain't no use standing out there.

Are you coming up? 'Cause I'm going in.

Like the low-key lighting?

That's all right with me.

Aren't you gonna take off your hat?

Of course, if you wanna keep your hat on,

keep your hat on.

I mean, I got guys who wanna do

it wearing all sorts.

Of course, you're the one who's paying.

All right, do me a favor, will you, honey?

Let's move it?

I mean, I gotta earn a living.

Oh, my God!

Who are you? Leave me alone.

Will you, please? Please, just go.

Just please go. I... Please go!

No! No, get away!

Get away from me, please!


Help! Help!

Rhoda! Rhoda! Rhoda!

Come on!

Throw the ball!

- Look at that ass. See that?

- Oh, yeah.

I want it, I want it.

I mean, you don't got to wrap it,

you don't have to send it.

Take it home, now, as is.

You're crazy, man. That's a no-sale.

Hey, it's mine by divine right.

Hey, divine this, that's prime meat.

You ain't buying it.

- You try it, man.

- Watch this.

Now we're cooking on gas!

Throw the ball! Throw it!

- You're not doing anything tonight, right?

- Why? Who wants to know?

I want you at the rec room at 8:30.

- Eddy!

- Just be there.

Nice try, Eddy. Nice try.

What do you say now, sucker?

You old smoothie, you.

You're a devil, ain't you?

Natch, baby, natch.

Come on, come on!

Tiger, run! That's yours!

Jeez, it's gotta be here somewhere.

Tiger, come on, forget it!

We'll use another ball.

Come on, Tiger. Find the ball.

Give me a chance. I'll find it.

Got it!

All right, Tiger!

Karen, Todd and I have been

going out for years.

You can't expect it to be the same

with Eddy. You just met him.

- I know, but...

- Tiger! Stop it.

Sophie, don't encourage her.

I really like Eddy.

But every time I think he's serious and I

really start to get into him, he blows it.

- I've had it.

- So...

Oh, Tiger, stop that!

Sometimes he really scares me. It's true.

It's got so I told the supervisor

I didn't want to go on the overnight.

You're kidding! What did he say?

He said if things got too heavy

I could come back to camp.

Karen, I think that if you feel

that badly about Eddy,

you should just tell him that

you're not interested.

I can't.

See, sometimes I really like him.

You better just get on with it, then.

- Hey, Sally.

- Hi, Barb.

Hey, Dave show up last night?

Michelle? Michelle, is that you?

Okay, everybody. Time to get up.

Come on.

Wake up, Tiger. We're late. Come on.

Sophie, my love.

- Hey, gorgeous, rise and shine.

- Michelle.

Come on, you guys. It's a beautiful day.

Michelle, is that you?

Who's there?

Did you hear that?

What's going on?

Sally, Sally, what is it? What happened?

Alfred. Alfred, he looked at me

in the shower and he wouldn't leave.

Hold it, hold it. Where you going?

Come here. Come on.

You are sick. You know that?

You are really sick.

Wait a minute. What's going on here?

Alfred's been prowling around

the girls' shower.

- Karen, take sally up to the bunk, okay?

- Okay.

Just take it easy for a while, honey.

What do you have to say

about that, Alfred?

I only meant to scare her.

You only meant to scare her!

Well, you sure as hell did scare her.

- Okay. Eddy, take him up to the rec room.

- You are some sort of degenerate!

- I'll talk with him.

- You'll talk with him?

He's a sexual pervert.

What do you expect me to do,

cut his balls off?

That kid's weird, Todd.

What the hell was he doing

snooping around here?

- He's just a kid. Kids do that.

- Did you do that?

Why the hell are you covering

for him anyway?

I think we should throw him out.

Okay. So he's a little strange. But I'll talk with him.

I'll straighten him out.

You're a pushover.

You always believe the best.

You're too easy.

Okay, listen.

If I think he's going to be a problem,

I'll make sure he's off the camp, okay?

- Okay?

- Okay.

All right, Alfred.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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