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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Severn Darden ...
Kari Michaelsen ...
Kevin Brando ...
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
Carole Androsky ...
Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
Roberta Collins ...
Cousin Rhonda
Nancy Lee Andrews ...
The Major
Annie O'Donnell ...
Annette Muldowney, the Next Door Neighbor
Thomas Newman ...
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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Directorial debut of Howard R. Cohen. See more »


Debbie's panties change from blue to white, back to blue and then white again before she goes into the tub. See more »


Yolanda: What do the building codes say about filling the basement with earth?
Marge, the Real Estate Broker: It's... it's a finished basement.
Waldemar: Not yet it isn't.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

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15 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was made as a spoof at a time when it was at about the same quality as what it was spoofing. On other review on this page says that the jokes and costumes are outdated and cheap. Well, maybe if you watch the current horror films. Personally, I prefer the old horror movies, from the black and white to the corny 70's gorror films. This film really does work, but you have to have a certain taste in film and comedy, so it isn't for everyone.

If you like Evil Dead, the original Friday the 13th, The Birds or those old, grainy horror films, I suggest that you at least watch it and see if you like it. You won't lose anything and you'll probably get a few laughs out of it. The worst thing about this movie, the one thing that drives me up the wall about it, is that it's usually very hard to find. It's not incredibly popular and it's rather old. Sometimes you can find it from a video retailer or one of those subscription/mail-in DVD dealers, but you're really basing it a bit on luck. As an overall, something to seriously check out, if you can find it. I hope you enjoy it.

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