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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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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:

Sábado 14 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 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). See more »

Goofs

Zipper seen on back of the head of Creature from the Black Lagoon. See more »

Quotes

Waldemar: He's in there, and we're out here. He's got that book by now!
Yolanda: If he had that book by now, he wouldn't still be in there.
Waldemar: But we'd still be out here.
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Connections

Spoofs Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Old 80s Cheese.
4 January 2007 | by insomniax2See all my reviews

This movie formed part of my childhood.

Sitting down in my bedroom, 8, 9, 10 years old and sneaking on a black comedy every now and again. I had been looking for this film for years (not too actively I'll admit) and when it finally came on at 4 in the morning, I was all set to go.

My only advice after watching it is, if this film held a special place in your heart when you were a kid like me, is leave it there. It does not stand up to the test of time.

Old black comedies like Transylvania 65000/Ghoulies/Critters etc have stood the test of time to a certain extent, but this just hasn't.


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