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Saturday the 14th (1981)

A family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

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Debbie
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Billy
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Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
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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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Depois de Sexta 13  »

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Directorial debut of Howard R. Cohen. See more »

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Zipper seen on back of the head of Creature from the Black Lagoon. See more »

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Van Helsing: Selling the house now would be like closing the barn door after the horses eat your children.
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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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