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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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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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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:
Filmed in 1976 as "The Killer Behind The Mask" and released as "Savage Weekend" in 1979 by Cannon Films.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Hanging very low into the shots of the lumber man shoveling scrap wood and when he's hit in the stomach by Mac.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Trashy Drive-In Slasher Flick: In Other Words AWESOME, 11 December 2009
Author: poefan from United States

"Savage Weekend" is the story of some friends who go to upstate New York for the weekend to watch a friend's boat being built. Suddenly, a killer in an odd mask begins murdering the group of friends. Wow, this movie was true seventies awesomeness, I counted about 12 boom mics in the screen and the crew's equipment is even visible in one scene! So why did I give this movie 6 stars? Because it was so bad that it rocks!! Some people aren't able to appreciate the cheesiness of these kind of movies, but in my opinion, it just makes the movie better. Also, the bar scene was HILARIOUS for all the wrong reasons! This has tons of nudity and violence (albeit fake-looking), living up to its reputation as a sleazy drive-in gem. The version that I saw came in Mill Creeks "Horror Classics" 100 Movie Pack. Recommended!

Rated: R for Violence, Nudity, and Gratuitous Boom Mic

Grade: C-

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