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Savage Weekend (1979)

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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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Nicky
Jim Doerr ...
Robert Fathwood (as James Doerr)
David Gale ...
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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You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND

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Film debut of Yancy Butler. See more »

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When Marie is being led away from the house by the killer, she is wearing gold high heels, but after she escapes from him and then trips and falls she is now wearing black boots. See more »

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Am I Demented for Actually Enjoying This?
13 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of well-to-do New Yorkers go on a weekend trip into the country and get picked off by a mask-wielding psycho.

There's a lot of plot exposition setting up one character in particular as the killer, so it's not much of a surprise that this person ends up not being the killer, and it's also not much of a surprise when we find out who the killer is, despite the moment being treated like a big reveal. The killings are far too tame to appease gore hounds, but there's plenty of nudity for those looking for it. The film's pretty entertaining, actually, the kind of bad movie that you can laugh at despite it's being so sleazy. There are numerous bizarre choices made throughout, like the inclusion of a snarky gay character who beats up two rednecks in a bar and has some sort of sexual dysfunction that's introduced but never developed, and a seduction scene that revolves around the milking of a cow.

No one in the film was recognizable, for obviously good reasons once you see them act, with the exception of the actor who went on to play Larry on the T.V. show "Newhart."

Grade: C+


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