Just when you thought it was safe to look at the calendar again, your Local Boogeyman opened ‘The Book of Evil’, releasing into the world all the evil herein. It gets bad on Friday the 13th, but it gets worse on Saturday the 14th. This t-shirt is only available for 24 hours!!!
Released just one year after 1980’s Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th attempts to spoof the horror genre; taking reference from ‘haunted house’ tropes of films like The Changeling (1980), and classic Universal monster movies like Dracula (1931) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), rather than from the slasher sub-genre itself.
Unfortunately Saturday the 14th’s humour feels like it should be more zany, and more madcap than it actually is. Most jokes fall flat against deadpan performances and uninspired direction from Howard R. Cohen.