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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

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 My Favorite Year (1982). See more »

Goofs

The day after they move into the house, Debbie says she's only had 15 minutes of sleep all night and can't face starting school on that amount of sleep. Later, Billy mentions starting school on Monday (within the same day). See more »

Quotes

Marge, the Real Estate Broker: Do you have children?
Waldemar: As often as we can.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ghost Fever (2016) See more »

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I love this movie - for it's nastalgia of course!
5 November 2003 | by ancienttowersSee all my reviews

I was at my dad and step moms house, one day at like 7 or 8 years old. As usual I was flipping through there endless amount of video tapes. Well I came across Saturday the 14th...I love horrors, so I poped it in...thinking it would be a scary movie. Wrong...of course like the title suggests...it's going to be a comedy, and was. Well needless to say, everytime I would spend the night at dads house, it seems like I watched this movie. The charectors are kooky the monsters are silly and the family of the main charectors is hilarious to watch them bumble around the house dying off. Jeffery Tamboure (sp) is great in it...I liked his dark sarcastic attitude. And his wife is hilarious. BUT, on the other hand, in the 80's this movie would of been the bomb to a 7 year old. Today though, I seriously doubt it...with children spoiled of special effects. Thus I say, I love this movie for it's nastalgiac qualities...it brings back those priceless child hood 80's days that are long gone! Go rent it, see for yourself how wakcy this movie really is. Don't expect some horror, or block buster. It's only fun and slightly scary.


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