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Savage Weekend (1979)

R | | Horror | 1979 (USA)
Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors:

David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby (uncredited)

Writer:

David Paulsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Allport ... Nicky
Jim Doerr Jim Doerr ... Robert Fathwood (as James Doerr)
David Gale ... Mac Macauley
Devin Goldenberg Devin Goldenberg ... Jay Alsop
Marilyn Hamlin ... Marie Sales Pettis
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Shirley Sales (as Kathleen Heaney)
Jeff Pomerantz ... Greg Pettis (as Jeffrey David Pomerantz)
William Sanderson ... Otis
Yancy Butler ... Little Girl (as Yancy Victoria Butler)
Adam Hirsch Adam Hirsch ... Jeremy Pettis
Don Plumley Don Plumley ... Pool Player
Ben Simon Ben Simon ... Lumberman
Geraldine Chapin Geraldine Chapin ... Woman at Bar
Rae Chapin Rae Chapin ... Lumberman
Claude Paulsen Claude Paulsen ... Waitress at Bar
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Storyline

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Behind the Mask See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jeff Pomerantz acted in this film as a favor to his agent. Moreover, Pomerantz wasn't paid for acting in this movie for several years after it was made until it was picked up for theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

A black string around Shirley's neck appears and disappears between shots after her bikini top is ripped off. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Upstate Man
Lyrics by David Paulsen
Music by David Broza
Sung by David Broza
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User Reviews

A Great movie no matter how you look at it
11 April 1999 | by RoadDog-5See all my reviews

Savage Weekend is a very good film. Of course it does not have high production value, but as far as content and story-line are concerned it is awesome.

The film captivated me with its alluring plot and horror filled moments. Christopher Allport is wonderful in the role of 'Mother' Nicky, especially when he shows his true nature in the bar scene.

Unfortunately this film is very rare. I was lucky enough to find a copy at a local video store that was going out of business so I picked it up. If you ever find this film to buy or rent take advantage of it and you will not be sorry. It is a good film to watch with your friends, and like the last contributor mentioned, watching it with your girlfriend. She will be so scared that she won't want to let go of you.

I love this movie so much that my friends and I created our own sequel of sorts a few years ago via our camcorder. Granted we are not very good actors and we didn't take much time to plan anything, it is still fun to watch.

Long live Savage Weekend, it rocks!


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