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Saturday the 14th (1981) Poster

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Paula Prentiss broke her arm on the day before filming started. Whenever she appears, she is holding something to hide that her arm is in a cast.
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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).
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Lead stars Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin were married. This film is the final cinema movie collaboration of the two [to date, October 2013] though the two were later star-teamed in the 1983 tele-movie Packin' It In (1983) and Prentiss did appear uncredited in 1996's Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) which Benjamin directed.
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Principal photography lasted three weeks.
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None of the cast returned for the movie's 1988 sequel Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) but the two films did share a few crew including the same producer, director, a writer and the composer.
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Though Richard Benjamin occasionally has worked as an actor since he became a director, Saturday the 14th (1981) was the final cinema movie that Benjamin appeared in before he became a director with 1982's My Favorite Year (1982).
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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).
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Directorial debut of Howard R. Cohen.
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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.
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Though the film was not successful at the box-office it still produced a sequel, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988), which was made and released about seven years later.
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The film was rushed into production in order to beat the release of a similar horror-comedy film being made at United Artists, with the working title of "Thursday the 12th." The latter film was released under the title of Pandemonium (1982) to avoid confusion with the former.
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Star Billing: Richard Benjamin (1st) and Paula Prentiss (2nd).
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Part of a 1980s cycle of slasher films with titles and subjects based around commemorative days and events that got made after the box-office success of 1978's Halloween (1978). The movies include that film's sequels, Prom Night (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981) for Valentine's Day, the spoof Saturday the 14th (1981), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), April Fool's Day (1986), and Friday the 13th (1980) and its sequels.
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Severn Darden portrays the classic Dracula character of vampire-hunter Van Helsing in this movie. Star Richard Benjamin had around two years earlier played the grandson of Van Helsing, Dr. Jeffery Rosenberg, in 1979's Love at First Bite (1979).
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The film was financed by Julie Corman, wife of Roger Corman.
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