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Saturday the 14th (1981)

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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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Kari Michaelsen ...
Debbie
Kevin Brando ...
Billy
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
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Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
Roberta Collins ...
Cousin Rhonda
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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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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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Depois de Sexta 13  »

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Star Richard Benjamin was cast in the lead role in this film after two years earlier having made a standout supporting role performance in another horror comedy Love at First Bite (1979) which spoofed the Dracula legend. Saturday the 14th (1981) also featured vampires. See more »

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At about 18:34, there is a box of Froot Loops on the breakfast table. Later in the scene, it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Waldemar: He's in there, and we're out here. He's got that book by now!
Yolanda: If he had that book by now, he wouldn't still be in there.
Waldemar: But we'd still be out here.
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Spoofs The Birds (1963) See more »

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Hilarious Movie
25 September 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic. I loved watching it as a kid. It was a little scary but mostly funnny. The relatives are stuffy, money hungry vultures. When the one family inherits the house, the lawyer dies who is trying to tell them about the curse. The family moves into this cob-webbed, dark house. There are a lot of old books in the house. Once unleashed by opening THE book, the monsters are mostly funny. There is a little bit of violence. Then, there is your classic struggle of good vs. evil. I think this movie is good for the person who wants a little horror story with a lot of humor to balance out their mood.


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