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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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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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The film's "Saturday the 14th" title spoofed the "Friday the 13th" film series franchise being made and released about a year after 1980's Friday the 13th (1980) and in the same year as 1981's Friday the 13th Part 2 (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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Van Helsing: In one minute, terrible things are going to happen! (A scream is heard off-camera.) Um, less than a minute?
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Spoofs House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

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Friday the 13th is bad, Saturday the 14th is worse
15 September 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie was telecast on TV in my part of the world (India) in the early Nineties when the cable TV boom hit India. It was released as Friday THE 13th IS BAD, Saturday THE 14th IS WORSE. With a catchy title like that how can we miss this scary movie. At that time I had heard about the Friday the 13th horror series- but had not seen that movie. My brother and I waited with baited breath for this movie which we expected to be much, much, much more terrifying than Friday the 13th. but what we saw was a mild movie; a movie which just about gets a D- grade among horror movies. At that time id dint know that this was a spoof, or that its one not to be taken seriously. now thinking back- did i enjoy that movie- yup- and its another golden oldie which i treasure of my childhood.


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