Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Saturday the 14th (1981)

An American horror comedy directed by Howard R. Cohen, starring Jeffrey Tambor.
A family inherits a cursed house and they move in. The son finds and opens a book of evil that the parents have been warned not to open. A pair of vampires have their eyes on the house and are waiting for the family to move out so they can move in and get the book of evil. Everything comes to a head when the family has a party.
This was actually funny. The plot was a little disjointed, but was paced correctly. The characters are not to be noted for good acting, but most of them fit their parts. The only one who seemed out of place was the female vampire. She should have been older to nag the male vampire like she did. The video was clearly made on a budget. The special effects definitely were. That being said, there were some good points that worked. The audio was not too bad. It seemed correctly mixed and I could hear the dialogue. My favorite scene was the father comforting his son after complaints about a monster in the room (picture). Overall, cheap thrills and a quick laugh. I rate this adequate.

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