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Savage Weekend (1979)

R | | Horror | 1979 (USA)
Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors:

David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby (uncredited)

Writer:

David Paulsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Allport ... Nicky
Jim Doerr Jim Doerr ... Robert Fathwood (as James Doerr)
David Gale ... Mac Macauley
Devin Goldenberg Devin Goldenberg ... Jay Alsop
Marilyn Hamlin ... Marie Sales Pettis
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Shirley Sales (as Kathleen Heaney)
Jeff Pomerantz ... Greg Pettis (as Jeffrey David Pomerantz)
William Sanderson ... Otis
Yancy Butler ... Little Girl (as Yancy Victoria Butler)
Adam Hirsch Adam Hirsch ... Jeremy Pettis
Don Plumley Don Plumley ... Pool Player
Ben Simon Ben Simon ... Lumberman
Geraldine Chapin Geraldine Chapin ... Woman at Bar
Rae Chapin Rae Chapin ... Lumberman
Claude Paulsen Claude Paulsen ... Waitress at Bar
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Storyline

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Behind the Mask See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Sanderson went to his audition in character as Otis. See more »

Goofs

A black string around Shirley's neck appears and disappears between shots after her bikini top is ripped off. See more »

Connections

References Halloween (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Upstate Man
Lyrics by David Paulsen
Music by David Broza
Sung by David Broza
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Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat
29 August 2006 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Low budget "slasher" film of a very odd, sometimes interesting nature about a group of people going to upstate New York for the weekend only to find death. It seems that the man who owns the property there is building/restoring a boat - which otherwise does not figure prominently into the story. While some of the scenes are very tense and horrific, the film also has oodles of gratuitous nudity, a homosexual man flaunting it and sticking sharp objects into himself for no apparent reasons, and some really strange locals that make upstate New York look like Hillbilly land. The cast is made up of unknowns, but most of them are adequate in their limited roles. There is a bizarre sexual current throughout the film. The first "real" death doesn't come for almost an hour, so this isn't that fast-paced in any way. Yet, despite its inadequacies, Savage Weekend is not your average, run-of-the-mill slasher film. There are, as previously mentioned, some very shockingly filmed scenes. The basement scene with the saw being one EXCEPT for the resolution of that scene. The film has a hanging, a duel with a machete and a chainsaw, an impaling, and one individual is needled in the most extreme manner. What was that whole scene with the hook about?


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