Madman is a 1982 horror film written and directed by Joe Giannone. During their last weekend at summer camp, campers and their counselors, T.P. (Tony Fish), Betsy (Gaylen Ross), Ellie (Jan Claire), Dave (Seth Jones), Stacy (Harriet Bass), Bill (Alexander Murphey), and Max (Carl Fredericks), sit around the campfire to tell scary stories. Head counselor Max decides to relate the horrifying, true tale of Madman Marz (Paul Ehlers), a local man who killed his entire family with an axe and then escaped from police. When Max says that Madman Marz will kill anybody who calls him, boisterous camper Richie (Jimmy Steele) decides to shout the name to prove that he is not scared. As soon as he hears his name, Madman Marz awakens and steals a new axe from the camp. When the serial killer begins to go on a bloody rampage, the counselors and campers fight to survive the night.