Although the boom mike is visible in some shots, this may not be a mistake by the film makers. The film was shot for widescreen, so the top an bottom of the frame would be cut off and the boom mike would not be in the shot. Some DVDs have been issued which do not properly crop the frame for wide screen, and thus improperly reveal the boom in the top of the full frame presentation. See more »
"Savage Weekend" is a weirdly disjointed, almost dreamlike experience. Its plot is impossible to follow. It is called a "slasher", but I don't know if I agree with this classification. Sure, there's a killer with a mask, but he only appears in one or two scenes. There are also scenes of violence where non-masked people kill each other and beat each other up.
The mask is a weird addition. In slashers and gialli, the mask is worn for two reasons: one, to scare the audience, and two, to provide a sense of surprise when we find out who's behind it. Here, I don't think the killer was even unmasked. There was more than one. I think.
The movie is not without a certain charm. There is a surprising scene where an openly gay man is threatened by some homophobes in a bar and beats them up. Not something you'd expect from a Seventies flick. It also has quite a bit of nudity - even of the full-frontal male variety.
It's an unusual experience, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but is actually entertaining and interesting at times.
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