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I, Madman (1989)

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A bookstore clerk (Jenny Wright) becomes obsessed with a horror novel to the point that she brings the book's fictional world to life.
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    R
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    Sarlui/Diamant

Cast

Jenny Wright
as Virgina
Randall William Cook
as Dr. Alan Kessler / Malcolm Brand
Vance Valencia
as St. Navarro
Bruce Wagner
as Pianist
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Critic Reviews for I, Madman

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Nifty and draggy in equal measure, this finally goes off the rails but has a fun time getting there.

Full Review… | August 8, 2015
Creative Loafing

A passable low-budget horror flick with a winning performance by Jenny Wright (Near Dark).

February 14, 2006
Fantastica Daily

This quirky and oddly nightmarish film doesn't always make sense but certainly gets points for trying.

January 15, 2004
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for I, Madman

An entertaining late-80s slasher film with elements of the supernatural, I, Madman concerns a woman whose passion for horror novels takes a dark turn when the events she reads about in an obscure novel begin to occur in reality.

Al Miller
Al Miller

Unique storyline with some random deaths. not too bad for a casual horror film marathon

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

½

The story is an interesting attempt to change up what is really nothing more than a standard slasher movie. The idea that a killer is brought to life by someone reading a book is different than most other ideas I've seen in the slasher genre. Filmed with brown tones, passages from the book are played out on the screen, and then the two worlds begin to merge with some decent stop-motion model effects thrown in for good measure. One of those films I was worried on whether or not I'd enjoy it as much as I did when it was new, but thankfully, it didn't disappoint. Jenny Wright is fun to watch in this ode to the late night B-movie. Photobucket

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