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Savage Weekend (1979)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  1979 (USA)
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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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Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat

Low budget "slasher" film of a very odd, sometimes interesting nature about a group of people going to upstate New York for the weekend only to find death. It seems that the man who owns the property there is building/restoring a boat - which otherwise does not figure prominently into the story. While some of the scenes are very tense and horrific, the film also has oodles of gratuitous nudity, a homosexual man flaunting it and sticking sharp objects into himself for no apparent reasons, and some really strange locals that make upstate New York look like Hillbilly land. The cast is made up of unknowns, but most of them are adequate in their limited roles. There is a bizarre sexual current throughout the film. The first "real" death doesn't come for almost an hour, so this isn't that fast-paced in any way. Yet, despite its inadequacies, Savage Weekend is not your average, run-of-the-mill slasher film. There are, as previously mentioned, some very shockingly filmed scenes. The basement scene with the saw being one EXCEPT for the resolution of that scene. The film has a hanging, a duel with a machete and a chainsaw, an impaling, and one individual is needled in the most extreme manner. What was that whole scene with the hook about?


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