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Savage Weekend (1979)

R | | Horror | 1979 (USA)
Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicky
Jim Doerr ...
Robert Fathwood (as James Doerr)
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Mac Macauley
Devin Goldenberg ...
Jay Alsop
Marilyn Hamlin ...
Marie Sales Pettis
Caitlin O'Heaney ...
Shirley Sales (as Kathleen Heaney)
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Greg Pettis (as Jeffrey David Pomerantz)
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Otis
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Little Girl (as Yancy Victoria Butler)
Adam Hirsch ...
Jeremy Pettis
Don Plumley ...
Pool Player
Ben Simon ...
Lumberman
Geraldine Chapin ...
Woman at Bar
Rae Chapin ...
Lumberman
Claude Paulsen ...
Waitress at Bar
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Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

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boat | mask | kiss | raw milk | udder | See All (109) »

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You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND

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Trivia

Jeff Pomerantz acted in this film as a favor to his agent. Moreover, Pomerantz wasn't paid for acting in this movie for several years after it was made until it was picked up for theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

On the top of the screen, a microphone hangs down while people chat inside an old house. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Upstate Man
Lyrics by David Paulsen
Music by David Broza
Sung by David Broza
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Silly and sleazy, but nothing memorable.
9 June 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Urbanites spend weekend at a country house where they are menaced by some weird locals and one masked killer.

If it were not for the dragging pace of this B horror flick, it would have actually been a much more entertaining movie. As it is, there's about 50 minutes of set up but little pay off for this talky low-budgeter. The best thing about this early slasher is its gritty country atmosphere, but the creeping pace and tacky characters weaken this movie (seriously, what was with the ridiculous tango/striptease dance?). There's little blood and the murder sequences are poorly edited, censors to blame perhaps? The lousy music score doesn't help matters either.

Still there's an enjoyable performance by William Sanderson as a strange handyman and an amusing scene involving a victim tied to a table saw. Plus, it's hard to stifle a laugh as our masked killer paces around outside for five minutes as he awaits to whack someone. Should I count that as a positive thing?

A complete BOMB perhaps? Nah, there's much worse out there, but it's still pretty flawed. Definitely not the 'lost classic' that some folks build it up to be.

* 1/2 out of ****


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