I, Madman

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I, Madman
I Madman.jpg
Directed by Tibor Takács
Produced by Rafael Eisenman
Written by David Chaskin
Starring Clayton Rohner
Jenny Wright
Music by Michael Hoenig
Cinematography Bryan England
Edited by Marcus Manton
Distributed by Trans World Entertainment
Release date
  • October 13, 1989 (1989-10-13) (USA)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I, Madman (retitled Hardcover in the UK and Europe) is a 1989 American horror film, directed by Tibor Takács.


Second-hand bookstore clerk Virginia Clayton (Jenny Wright) becomes absorbed in the book ‘I, Madman’ by Malcolm Brand (Randall William Cook). In the book, the deranged, deformed Dr. Kessler is obsessed with beautiful actress Anna Templar and kills victims, sewing part of each victim’s face onto his own. But as Virginia continues to read, someone starts to emulate the killings in the book, targeting the people around her.



The film premiered in April 1989 and was released theatrically in the United States on October 13, 1989.[1] Media Home Entertainment released it to home video in 1990. MGM released a full frame DVD of the film on August 26, 2003. Scream Factory will release the film for the first time on Blu-ray later in 2015.


Award Category Nominee Result
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films[2] Saturn Award for Best Actress Jenny Wright Nominated
Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival[3] Grand Prize Tibor Takács Won


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