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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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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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Storyline

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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One of a number of slasher movie spoofs made and released during the early 1980s that parodied the current cycle of films in that genre. The movies include Wacko (1982), Pandemonium (1982), Student Bodies (1981), Class Reunion (1982) and Saturday the 14th (1981). 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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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?
Billy: I did turn it off.
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Spoofs The Birds (1963) See more »

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Cheesy Goodness
22 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good movie, if you enjoy low-budget, early 1980's films. It is cheesy, the acting is SUPPOSED to be bad, as are the effects. The movie is intended as a family film, so its pretty mild, however if you've watched a lot of old horror films, especially low budget ones, you should love this. It is a good indication of at least some of the inspiration for newer movies such as the "Scary Movie" series. If you watch it, please keep in mind, it was made in 1981, even the movies that were well-funded and serious at that time appear campy to us now, so keep an open mind and a sense of humor and don't take the movie, or yourself, too seriously.


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