• Sat, October 27 at Noon

    THE BURNING

    Dir. Tony Maylam, USA, 1981, 91 min., Unrated, 35mm, Part of 12 Hours Of Terror

    The best slasher movie ever written by Harvey and Bob Weinstein—and they don’t call him “Harvey Scissorhands” for nothin’! The very first Miramax movie, this spam-in-a-cabin chop-a-thon is notable for its Tom Savini gore, for introducing Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander and Fisher Stevens to the world—and for collecting all the inchoate stories of woods-bound madmen stalking summer camps into one squalid little nightmare. Garden shears are the weapon of choice, and death is as plentiful as short shorts.