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Classic 80’s Slasher ‘Madman’ Finally Gets A Blu-ray Debut

Back in the good old days cover art was everything and one VHS box that always stood out at the local video store was for the “killer in the woods” epic Madman.  Kind of forgotten by all but the most die hard of slasher fans Madman has kind of lurked in the shadows for all these years but news has just dropped that the folks at Vinegar Syndrome are all set to bring us the first ever Blu-ray release of  Madman and take it from this long time slasher fan – it’s about time!

Here’s what the press release reveals:

Years ago, Madman Marz violently murdered his family only to escape into the woods before his execution could be completed. Legend has it that anyone who calls his name can summon him back to continue his bloody rampage. But teenage Richie, away at camp, doesn’t believe the old legend and calls his name. As night falls, strange things start happening at at camp and soon Madman Marz is back, axe in hand, to finish the killing spree he started decades ago. One of the true classics of 80’s slasher cinema, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents MADMAN on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from the camera negative!

Bonus Features:

New 4k restoration from the 35mm camera negative
Original Theatrical Trailer
TV spots
Cast/Crew interviews
The Legend Lives: 91 minute documentary on the Making of Madman
Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues!

And the icing on the cake?  They’ve kept that same awesome artwork that graced the early 80’s VHS release.  Get ready to revel in the grind-house goodness, May 12th is the release date.


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About David Dreher

A lifelong fan of all things dark and spooky Dave has written for Creature Corner, House of Horrors, and The Horror Channel. He is co-host of Horror News Radio and has spent the last 18 years working with Tom Savini as the webmaster of his website. Dave holds a BA in Creative Writing and a MA in New Media Journalism.

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