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I, Madman [Blu-ray] [1989]

  • SKU: 27889328
  • Release Date: 07/21/2015
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    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


    I, Madman
    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. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jenny Wright
      Jenny Wright - Virginia/Anna
    • Clayton Rohner
      Clayton Rohner - Richard
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      Randall William Cook - Malcolm Brand
    • Image coming soon
      Steven Memel - Lenny
    • Stephanie Hodge
      Stephanie Hodge - Mona

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie - wish it wasn't a bare-bones DVD


      Another basic, budget DVD release from MGM, "I Madman" is a surprisingly fun and creative little title. From the director of "The Gate"; this film packs a punch. It involves a woman who's latest novel comes to life - literally. There's a nice "Rear Window" homage halfway through; but some so-so performances and muddy photography. Clean DVD transfer though - and WAAAAY worth it for the price!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Excellent atmosphere reminiscent of old horror faves! Great picture and sound!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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