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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)
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Silly and sleazy, but nothing memorable. See more (29 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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Runtime:
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:
Film debut of Yancy Butler.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: On the top of the screen, a microphone hangs down while people chat inside an old house.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Friday the 13th (1980)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Silly and sleazy, but nothing memorable., 9 June 2008
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

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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