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Saturday the 14th (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  30 October 1981 (USA)
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A Family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John
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Mary
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Severn Darden ...
Kari Michaelsen ...
Debbie
Kevin Brando ...
Billy
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Attorney
Carole Androsky ...
Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
Roberta Collins ...
Cousin Rhonda
Nancy Lee Andrews ...
Yolanda
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The Major
Annie O'Donnell ...
Annette Muldowney, the Next Door Neighbor
Thomas Newman ...
Cousin Phil
Allen Joseph ...
Uncle Bert
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Primarily a spoof of the Friday the 13th series, but also takes shots at several other horror films. After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book describing the curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th. Opening the book releases a band of monsters into the house, and the family must join together to save themselves and their neighborhood. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <tss.yh.nec.co.jp>

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Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again.


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Depois de Sexta 13  »

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The movie coincidently features the house featured in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as well as referencing "Elm Street" a full three years before A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was released. See more »

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At about 18:34, there is a box of Froot Loops on the breakfast table. Later in the scene, it's gone. See more »

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Television Announcer: George and Elizabeth Bennetson got into their car to go to a party... But this wasn't going to be the kind of party they expected. The guests are about to arrive -
John: Billy, will you turn that thing off?
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Spoofs Dracula (1931) See more »

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Old 80s Cheese.
4 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie formed part of my childhood.

Sitting down in my bedroom, 8, 9, 10 years old and sneaking on a black comedy every now and again. I had been looking for this film for years (not too actively I'll admit) and when it finally came on at 4 in the morning, I was all set to go.

My only advice after watching it is, if this film held a special place in your heart when you were a kid like me, is leave it there. It does not stand up to the test of time.

Old black comedies like Transylvania 65000/Ghoulies/Critters etc have stood the test of time to a certain extent, but this just hasn't.


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