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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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Annette Muldowney, the Next Door Neighbor
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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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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 »


The day after they move into the house, Debbie says she's only had 15 minutes of sleep all night and can't face starting school on that amount of sleep. Later, Billy mentions starting school on Monday (within the same day). See more »


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I love this movie - for it's nastalgia of course!
5 November 2003 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

I was at my dad and step moms house, one day at like 7 or 8 years old. As usual I was flipping through there endless amount of video tapes. Well I came across Saturday the 14th...I love horrors, so I poped it in...thinking it would be a scary movie. Wrong...of course like the title's going to be a comedy, and was. Well needless to say, everytime I would spend the night at dads house, it seems like I watched this movie. The charectors are kooky the monsters are silly and the family of the main charectors is hilarious to watch them bumble around the house dying off. Jeffery Tamboure (sp) is great in it...I liked his dark sarcastic attitude. And his wife is hilarious. BUT, on the other hand, in the 80's this movie would of been the bomb to a 7 year old. Today though, I seriously doubt it...with children spoiled of special effects. Thus I say, I love this movie for it's nastalgiac brings back those priceless child hood 80's days that are long gone! Go rent it, see for yourself how wakcy this movie really is. Don't expect some horror, or block buster. It's only fun and slightly scary.

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