Saturday the 14ths

Saturday the 14ths

So my Friday the 13th plans didn’t work out so well. The book didn’t come out until too late and I fell asleep halfway through the second movie. The special weekend is ruined. Or is it? Friday the 13th may be over, but there is still Saturday the 14th.

Saturday the 14th was a short series of comedy horror movies that were making the rounds on video when I was in school. I didn’t see them for quite a while, and so I somehow got the idea that they were not only straight horror but even more terrifying than Friday the 13th. That turned out not to be the case. They are not good horror. They are not even good comedy. They are more like silly. But they do have some recognizable faces, including Jason Presson of Explorers fame and My Favorite Martian‘s Ray Walston. They also have a few good gags. My favorite is when Jason Presson tries to stop the evil coming up through a crack in his basement floor with quick dry cement. He holds the bucket of cement above the crack and tells it that he has spent his whole allowance on this cement and he is going to stop the evil once and for all and them dumps the bucket on the crack, only for an already-dried, bucket-shaped block to fall out and bounce off the crack.

What can I say? It’s my kind of humor. If it’s yours as well, and if you want to observe this special day in a special way, you may want to check these films out.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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  1. Saturday the 14th was in regular HBO rotation when I was a kid — as suck, I must’ve seen it dozens of times. Sure it’s cheesy comedy horror, but I liked it both back then as a kid and now as an adult. I can’t say the same about the sequel (which, for some reason, didn’t come out for another 7 years). You know you’re in for a treat when nobody from the original returns for the sequel.

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