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Saturday the 14th (1981)

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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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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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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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The name of the ancient book was "The Book of Evil". The transcript on its frontispiece read: "Whoever shall open this book releases into the world all the evil herein". A later page reads: "It gets bad on Friday the 13th. But it gets worse on Saturday the 14th". See more »

Goofs

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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Marge, the Real Estate Broker: Do you have children?
Waldemar: As often as we can.
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Spoofs The Old Dark House (1963) See more »

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Soon all ded...just like your sense of humour
26 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, did we lose our sense of irony? This movie is SUPPOSED to be bad! And it knows it! It winks at itself through the entire film.

It's a ludicrous, silly, absurd and wonderful movie. It pokes fun at the often-ridiculous hallmarks of "traditional" horror films with a great sense of hyperbole.

The acting is brilliant in its awfulness ("Look at all these OWLS!"), the special effects are laughable (except for that severed head...there's something about it that's always creeped me out), and it's also a nice little commentary on "normal" families and how well they often DON'T know each other at all.

This is a really, REALLY bad movie---but in the really, REALLY best way.


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