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Saturday the 14th (1981)

A family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

Director:

Howard R. Cohen

Writers:

Jeff Begun (story), Howard R. Cohen (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Benjamin ... John Hyatt
Paula Prentiss ... Mary Hyatt
Jeffrey Tambor ... Waldemar
Severn Darden ... Van Helsing
Kari Michaelsen ... Debbie Hyatt
Kevin Brando Kevin Brando ... Billy Hyatt
Rosemary DeCamp ... Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Attorney
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Marge, the Real Estate Lady (as Carol Androsky)
Roberta Collins ... Cousin Rhonda
Nancy Lee Andrews Nancy Lee Andrews ... Yolanda
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... The Major
Annie O'Donnell ... Annette Muldowney, the Next Door Neighbor
Thomas Newman Thomas Newman ... Cousin Phil
Allen Joseph ... Uncle Bert
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saturday the 14th See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address of the haunted house is 329 Elm Street. In spite of the movie being a spoof, the address is not a nod to A Nightmare on Elm Street as Saturday the 14th (1981) came out and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) came out. See more »

Goofs

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

Television Announcer: George and Elizabeth Bennetson got into their car to go to a party... But this wasn't going to be the kind of party they expected. The guests are about to arrive...
John Hyatt: Billy, will you turn that thing off?
Billy Hyatt: I did turn it off.
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Connections

Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

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Its that bad...I am ashamed I even thought about renting this...and there's a sequel...make it stop!
8 August 2001 | by LuzermallratkidSee all my reviews

Horrible. Worse than Pandemonium, Scary Movie, and Titanic combined. Absolute stupidity. All the actors in the movie should be ashamed. I was ashamed for them. Followed by a sequel...which wasn't as bad, but still not good.


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