Saturday the 14th

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"Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again."
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 4.6  (5,004)
  • 13

Saturday the 14th is a 1981 horror-comedy film featuring Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, and Jeffrey Tambor. The film follows the story of a family who moves into an old mansion that they have inherited from an uncle. Unbeknownst to them, there is a book of evil hidden in the mansion, and all kinds of trouble ensues when the youngest member of the family, Billy (played by Kevin Brando), discovers the book.

The film is a parody of classic horror films, complete with creepy sound effects, ominous music, and cheesy, tongue-in-cheek humor. The opening scene sets the tone for the film, as a couple drives down a deserted road and pulls up to a creepy old mansion. The man jokes that they are going to be killed by the owners of the house, echoing the famous horror trope of characters doing the one thing they shouldn't do in a scary situation.

When the family moves into the mansion, they are unaware of the book's existence, and it's not until Billy discovers it that things start to go awry. The book unleashes all kinds of monsters and ghouls, including vampires, mummies, and a disembodied hand. The family is thrown into chaos as they try to battle the evil creatures and protect each other from harm while trying to return the book to where it belongs.

Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss play the parents of the family, who are a perfect parody of the typical suburban couple. Richard Benjamin is hilarious as the bumbling dad who can't seem to do anything right, while Paula Prentiss plays the role of the perfect housewife who is in over her head.

Jeffrey Tambor plays the family's neighbor, who is obsessed with the mansion and its history. He is convinced that there are treasures hidden in the house, and spends most of the movie trying to find them. Tambor's character serves as a foil to the family, providing a more serious tone to the film.

The humor in the film is very tongue-in-cheek, with jokes that are both obvious and subtle. The film pokes fun at classic horror films, with references to Dracula, Frankenstein, and other horror staples. The humor is also very physical, with lots of slapstick comedy and over-the-top gags.

Despite its silly premise and low-budget effects, Saturday the 14th is a well-written and well-acted film that never takes itself too seriously. The cast is clearly having a good time, and their enthusiasm is infectious. The film may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of horror-comedies or are looking for a good laugh, Saturday the 14th is definitely worth a watch.

Overall, Saturday the 14th is an entertaining film that does a great job of parodying classic horror films while still providing enough scares to keep you on the edge of your seat. With its goofy humor, lovable cast, and spooky atmosphere, this is a film that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

Saturday the 14th is a 1981 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6 and a MetaScore of 13.

Saturday the 14th
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    1 hr 15 min
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    4.6  (5,004)
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