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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
Paula Prentiss ... Mary
Jeffrey Tambor ... Waldemar
Severn Darden ... Van Helsing
Kari Michaelsen Kari Michaelsen ... Debbie
Kevin Brando Kevin Brando ... Billy
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>

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


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sábado 14 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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). See more »

Goofs

Debbie's panties change from blue to white, back to blue and then white again before she goes into the tub. See more »

Quotes

Van Helsing: When I get that book, I will rule the world! Think of it - famine! War! Death!
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Cheesy Goodness
22 January 2009 | by daemonsdiabloSee all my reviews

Very good movie, if you enjoy low-budget, early 1980's films. It is cheesy, the acting is SUPPOSED to be bad, as are the effects. The movie is intended as a family film, so its pretty mild, however if you've watched a lot of old horror films, especially low budget ones, you should love this. It is a good indication of at least some of the inspiration for newer movies such as the "Scary Movie" series. If you watch it, please keep in mind, it was made in 1981, even the movies that were well-funded and serious at that time appear campy to us now, so keep an open mind and a sense of humor and don't take the movie, or yourself, too seriously.


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