Saturday the 14th [DVD] [1981]

An off-the-cuff spoof of horror films that's certain to have viewers doubled over with laughter, Howard R. Cohen's Saturday the 14th comes to DVD from New Horizons Home Video. Presented in 1.33:1 full frame and featuring English Dolby Digital Stereo audio, extra features include cast and crew bios, an original trailer and preview attractions.
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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered
  • Original trailer
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Interactive menus
  • Preview attractions


Saturday the 14th
In this early '80s send-up of venerable horror clichés, Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss star as John and Mary, an ordinary couple who inherit a mysterious house from a deceased uncle. Along with kids Debbie (Kari Michaelsen) and Billy (Kevin Brando), they move into the musty mansion, unaware that vampire Waldemar (Jeffrey Tambor) and his wife are desperately seeking an ancient book housed within its walls. Soon, Billy finds the book and learns that opening it releases an assortment of scary creatures. John and Mary, however, refuse to believe Billy's tall tales, not even after Mary ends up with puncture marks in her neck and an aversion to normal food. Soon, a mer-man is stalking Debbie in the bathtub, relatives are disappearing and monsters have taken over the house. Help arrives in the form of the wise Van Helsing (Severn Darden) -- or does it? Saturday the 14th provided the directorial debut for veteran horror screenwriter Howard R. Cohen, who would return to the same territory with 1988's Saturday the 14th Strikes Back. Benjamin, who is married to Prentiss in real life, also appeared in the horror satire Love at First Bite. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Benjamin
    Richard Benjamin - John
  • Paula Prentiss
    Paula Prentiss - Mary
  • Severn Darden
    Severn Darden - Van Helsing
  • Jeffrey Tambor
    Jeffrey Tambor - Waldemar
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    Kari Michaelsen - Debbie

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