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 mu... more »st join together to save themselves and their neighborhood.« less
"Years ago, I actually saw this movie in a theatre, so when I heard that it was available on DVD I was pleased! Like the more recent "Scary Movie," "Saturday the 14th" parodies the more popular genre flicks of it's day. Everything from the Halloween films to Poltergeist to Gremlins gets a treatment here, to varying degrees of success. Some of the jokes are better than others, but unlike "Scary Movie," none of the humor is graphicly sexual or overtly gross. I prefer it for that reason, but you may disagree- either way, it's fun and more suited to an "all ages" viewing. And I found that the jokes in "Saturday the 14" roll by faster, and make the poorer puns and sight gags easier to take. Best of all, the DVD is a bargan (costing almost what my brother and I paid to see it when it had it's theatrical run). The only DVD downside is that you don't get any decent extras, like deleted scenes or behind the scenes footage, most likely because the movie was made quick and cheap. Overall, I would recomend "Saturday the 14th," especially if you like B movies to begin with."
This was a great movie
BRIAN M. LEBOEUF | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first watched this movie when i was about 5. My mom taped it and i have shown it to everyone. I found the movie hilarious. The parents are so dumb to mistake bats for owls. I love it when the dad finds eyeballs in his coffee. The movie just makes fun of horror movies. Niave people inherit a house with a cursed book which releases monsters into the house to destroy the world. It is very entertaining and you will definitely laugh somewhere in the movie."
imadaydreambeliever--1 | Dream World | 08/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay Saturday the 14th is not the funniest comedy movie ever made but I still liked it. It's just a cute enjoyable movie with some cute humor that satires horror movies and it has a good cast, Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss play a husband and wife and are married in real life and they were good in the movie as was Kari Michaelsen who is probaly best known as playing Katie, the eldest daughter in the sitcom Give Me A Break and underrated character actor Jeffrey Tambor was good too. Go buy or rent this movie on DVD or video!"
Best Horror Spoof Ever Made
J. Butler | Dania, FL United States | 10/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I originally watch this movie on one of the cable channel (HBO, Showtime, etc)when I was sick in bed. I thought well this is going to be a stupid movie but; it turned out to be a great movie spoofing all the old horror classics (Dracula, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc.). If you like movie spoofs this is definately worth buying for your collection. I bought a DVD of a fairly recent horror spoof that was the dumbest scarey movie I had ever seen. Thank goodness I got it really cheap and now I know why. Saturday the 14th is a classic and one of my all time favorite movies. It's right up there with all of the disaster movie spoofs on and all of the police movie spoofs. Don't just sit there reading this review. BUY IT NOW!"
Saturday the 14th
BRIAN M. LEBOEUF | Poulsbo, WA USA | 09/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike some of extrodinarily expensive spoofs of today that ganish very few to no laughs, and can only be seen by (and basically understood by) the adult population, this movie was really enjoyable. Sure the movie may look like a low budget never was, but it was one of the more honest movies of its day. This movie was designed to be fun (even suitable for the whole family), not to make millions and bore the audience with site gags and sexually lude or crude jokes (that only the person who wrote the movie understands) that have been used time and time again. I think that the actors played their parts very well, and some of the monster designs were amusing. People who only like movies with big budget special effects, and hughely popular stars will probably not enjoy this movie. But for someone who just wants an honest movie with laugh and (believe it or not) an understandable (yet silly) plot will enjoy this movie."