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:
Severn Darden ...
Kari Michaelsen ...
Kevin Brando ...
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Carole Androsky ...
Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
Roberta Collins ...
Cousin Rhonda
Nancy Lee Andrews ...
The Major
Annie O'Donnell ...
Annette Muldowney, the Next Door Neighbor
Thomas Newman ...
Cousin Phil
Allen Joseph ...
Uncle Bert


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 <>

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


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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Depois de Sexta 13  »

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Did You Know?


Though Richard Benjamin occasionally has worked as an actor since he became a director, Saturday the 14th (1981) was the final cinema movie that Benjamin appeared in before he became a director with 1982's My Favorite Year (1982). See more »


Debbie's panties change from blue to white, back to blue and then white again before she goes into the tub. See more »


Yolanda: Oh, look. Isn't that that boy Bavarian from Budapest?
Waldemar: No, that's a fruit bat from the Philippines.
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Followed by Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) See more »

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A great Horror movie-with a comic twist.
6 October 1999 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

According to the movie, "If Friday the 13th is unlucky, Saturday the 14th is the worse". A family moves into a strange house that is inhabitated by many strange, undead monsters. The comedy of this movie is taking a horror scence and putting gags in it. Such as the mad scientist tasting his potion and saying "Not bad, but not good", or a mother finding a six-finger rubber glove. A good movie for the Halloween season.

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