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David Paulsen (writer)
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Release Date:
1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND
Plot:
Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask. | Add synopsis »
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Saturday Nightmares: Cut (2000)
 (From Dread Central. 27 February 2010, 8:43 AM, PST)

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Sex, boats and duck-tape See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Allport ... 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)

Jeff Pomerantz ... Greg Pettis (as Jeffrey David Pomerantz)

William Sanderson ... Otis

Yancy Butler ... 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
Robert T. Henderson ... Bartender

Directed by
David Paulsen 
John Mason Kirby (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
David Paulsen (writer)

Produced by
Claude Duvernoy .... associate producer
John Mason Kirby .... executive producer
John Mason Kirby .... producer
David Paulsen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dov Seltzer 
 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Vidor  (as Zoli Vidor)
 
Film Editing by
Zion Avrahamian 
Jonathan Day 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Kean .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jane Landis .... boom operator
Rick Waddell .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Cohen .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Dov Seltzer .... conductor
 

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88 min
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Certification:
Germany:BPjM Restricted | Norway:18 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Filmed in 1976 as "The Killer Behind The Mask" and released as "Savage Weekend" in 1979 by Cannon Films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References The Knife in the Water (1962)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Sex, boats and duck-tape, 24 March 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

Five people take a trip to a backwoods community where one of them is restoring a large boat, the ownership of which is a matter of considerable anger on behalf of local yokel Otis (Sanderson) whose father, and the original owner of the boat, has recently died. Otis is "none too pleased" that city folk are taking away his blood, sweat and tears and he plans to get even. Meanwhile, promiscuous Shirley (O'Heaney) sunbathes naked, has random sexual encounters with Jay (Goldenberg) while the new boat owner (Doerr) and his girlfriend Marie (Hamilin, essentially the central character) are also indulging their carnal desires at every given opportunity. Flamboyant queen Chris Allport minces about, making salads and peeping lustfully as the two couples cavort, all the while Otis is plotting his revenge by his late-father's grave-stone.

It reminds me of a poor man's "Deliverance" in some respects and while at first glance, the cast may be unfamiliar, many of the faces are recognisable. Sanderson, Allport and Pomerantz have become better known actors, while Gale (pre "Re-Animator") appears in an early role as the sinister-looking Mac, all-purpose local man who could be a hero or a villain. Despite these names, it's Caitlin O'Heaney's presence that really emboldens this low-budget slasher flick. Light years before "Tales of the Gold Monkey", the brassy brunette is like a divine nymph and between Allport's colourful peacock like performance, the two make an odd yet engaging pair.

If you can overlook the moments of despair (Hamlin's cow-milking scene or the irritating banjo music spring to mind), there's enough material in this low-budget shocker to make it worthwhile. And while the climax descends into little more than a killing spree, it's energetic, gruesome and the plot twists satisfying. I watched this film many years ago and found it underwhelming, but on second more recent viewing, there's more depth in the cast and sub-text than perhaps initially meets the eye.

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