Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

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The sequel to Saturday the 14th, this horror-comedy traces the adventures of nice-guy teen Eddie Baxter (Jason Presson) as he saves the world from the brink of supernatural destruction. After moving into a decrepit, inherited mansion with his family -- a collection of oddballs who eat nothing but junk food yet cling to a Leave It to Beaver sense of normalcy -- Eddie is the only one to notice the mysterious mists that spill up from the basement and engender odd behavior in everyone but himself and lovable old Gramps (Ray Walston). The entire family, from Eddie's dad (Avery Schreiber) to his freeloading Aunt Alice (Rhonda Aldrich), soon begins conducting late-night chocolate-fudge sculpture classes in the kitchen. Chairs begin eating people, Aunt Alice spouts werewolf-style facial hair, and monsters begin issuing forth from a crack in the basement floor. Soon, a leggy blond vampire named Charlene (Pamela Stonebrook) has taken up residence in the Eddie's room; she tells the boy he's set to inherit the mantle of darkness from a fiend known as The Evil One (Leo V. Gordon) at the stroke of midnight on Saturday the 14th. As signs and portents proliferate, Eddie must decide whether to reject temptation or bask in his newfound powers. Help arrives unexpectedly in the form of Leonard Cavendish (Phil Leeds), Gramps' deceased best friend. Saturday the 14th Strikes Back co-star Avery Schreiber spent much of the '80s being distracted by the hearty crunch of Doritos snack chips in a long-running series of TV commercials. Audiences will remember Ray Walston from his role as Uncle Martin in the '60s TV show My Favorite Martian, while veteran comedy player Phil Leeds would go on to play tooth-obsessed Judge Happy Boyle on the '90s Fox comedy Ally McBeal.
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PG
Genre:
Comedy
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MGM Home Entertainment

Cast

Jason Presson
as Eddie Baxter
Ray Walston
as Gramps Baxter
Avery Schreiber
as Frank Baxter
Patty McCormack
as Kate Baxter
Joseph Ruskin
as Kharis
Riad
as Takatiri
Leo V. Gordon
as The Evil One
Phil Leeds
as Leonard
Tommy Hall
as Werewolf
Dave Workman
as The Plumber
Tau Logo
as Genghis Khan
Damon Roberts
as Lord Fenley
Martha MacKenzie
as Miss Flynn
Jeff Winkless
as John Wilkes Booth
Lauren Peterson
as Lizzie Borden
Linda Daniel
as Vampirette Waitress
John Mayer
as TV Anchorman
Meg Thayer
as TV Reporter
Jeanie Moore
as Soap Opera Woman
Bob Snead
as Soap Opera Man
Julie Kay Araskog
as Sportscaster
Rudolph Reinhardt
as German Sailor
Howard R. Cohen
as Mr. Bieckner
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Absolutely horrible. Why did I even rent this?

December 19, 2004
Juicy Cerebellum

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