The Burning (1981), directed by Tony Maylam, may have ended up on the pile of slaughter at camp films, had it not been for some of the names involved. In reality, it's a rather decent slasher film. Just not the first.
Photographed in upstate New York and produced by a young producer / writer team by the name of Weinstein. Also, on board as a writer, a then 25-year old Brad Grey.
A few of the young actors getting a break, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, a rather slim Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, and playing the role of Sophie, the camper, another first timer, Holly Hunter.
One of the things that sets this particular low-budget affair, which is being released by Scream Factory, apart from many others, is the overall quality of the presentation.
The imagery, which has occasional minus density, letting you know you're watching film, may be from the OCN. It looks that good. Like film, actually. Monaural sound is DTS-HD MA.
Bottom line. A fun slasher film, on a gorgeous Blu-ray from Scream Factory.
Image - 4.75
Audio - 5