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I, Madman
     

I, Madman

Director: Tibor Takacs

Cast: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook

 

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This commendable horror effort from Tibor Takacs is a stylish and more entertaining follow-up to his directorial debut The Gate. Employing a novel twist to the story-within-a-story convention, the plot involves meek but intense bookstore clerk Virginia (Jenny Wright), who develops an overpowering affection for the works of the late pulp horror author Malcolm

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This commendable horror effort from Tibor Takacs is a stylish and more entertaining follow-up to his directorial debut The Gate. Employing a novel twist to the story-within-a-story convention, the plot involves meek but intense bookstore clerk Virginia (Jenny Wright), who develops an overpowering affection for the works of the late pulp horror author Malcolm Brand. A deranged murderer who removed parts of his body as offerings to his unrequited love, Brand had once claimed to his publisher that the bizarre supernatural tales in his books were purely autobiographical. After plunging into Brand's final novel I, MADMAN, Virginia soon becomes convinced that elements from the book are haunting her in the real world. It turns out that's only the half of it: it seems Brand himself (played by Randall William Cook, who also designed most of the effects for the film) has apparently returned to life to pursue her, believing her to be the woman who once jilted him. Pulp horror elements dominate this atmospheric and clever film, which boasts fine performances from Wright and Clayton Rohner as her detective boyfriend, and features a genuinely creepy villain. There's even a bit of excellent stop-motion animation, depicting one of Brand's ghastly storybook monsters, which tears its way into the real world for the ultra-violent climax.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/2015
UPC:
0826663159752
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
31,159

Special Features

Audio commentary featuring director Tibor Takacs with actor & artistic supervisor Randall William Cook; Ripped from the pages - the making of "I Madman" - featuring interviews with director Tibor Takacs, actor & artistic supervisor Randall William Cook, screenwriter David Chaskin, actor Clayton Rohner, and actress Stephanie Hodge; Behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailer; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jenny Wright Virginia/Anna
Clayton Rohner Richard
Randall William Cook Malcolm Brand
Steven Memel Lenny
Stephanie Hodge Mona
Bruce Wagner Pianist
Michelle Jordan Colette
Vance Valencia St. Navarro

Technical Credits
Tibor Takacs Director
David Chaskin Screenwriter
Randall William Cook Special Effects
Rafael Eisenman Producer
Bryan England Cinematographer
Michael Hoenig Score Composer
Matthew Jacobs Production Designer
Marcus Manton Editor
Paul Mason Producer
Helen Sarlui-Tucker Producer
Ron Wilson Production Designer

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