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Make the most of this weekend with an exciting horror double feature featuring the fan-favorite film series “The Third Saturday in October”.

Third Saturday in October

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This weekend marks the third Saturday in October. And there’s no better way to celebrate than with the retro slasher double-feature The Third Saturday in October Part V and Part I from writer/director Jay Burleson, now streaming for free no Tubi. 

From Dark Sky Films, get ready to go back to the days of the video store era when you might’ve discovered your favorite horror franchise out of order. First up, take a trip to the mid-90s when the slasher film was long in the tooth and had overstayed its welcome by witnessing unstoppable killer Jakkariah Harding’s long-awaited return in The Third Saturday In October Part V. Then get ready to see how the horror began in The Third Saturday In October, which tells the story of a man on a mission to stop Harding after witnessing him escape Death Row.

Twice the scares, twice the laughs, and as outlandishly clever in its deception as every gore set piece it throws on screen, The Third Saturday In October films are a red-blooded American slice of southern gothic infused with a deliciously twisted sense of humor.

Both films are currently on Letterboxd’s official Top 50 horror films of 2023, and you can review our glowing review here. Check out an excerpt of our review below:

It’s a must-watch double feature for anyone who remembers the thrill of shopping for movies based on some killer cover art, then rushing home to pop up some popcorn and pop in the latest horror treat into the VCR. As for everyone else? There’s plenty to love for you, too. 

Now that the films are free and accessible to a wide audience, Burleson hopes watching these films will become an annual spooky season tradition and a cult favorite for years to come. We firmly believe that’s bound to happen as more and more horror fans discover these wildly fun films that lovingly honor the heyday of slashers in a smart, satisfying, and thrilling way.

To commemorate the third Saturday in October and encourage a weekend watch party, you can now pre-order a VERY limited edition run of the films on VHS. Just head to the Third Saturday Store to order: Items will ship in early 2024.

And, if you happen to live in a few select markets, you may even be able to catch the films on a big screen. Check out the following limited engagements:

OCT 20 FRI *      Full Moon Cineplex      Nashville, TN  
OCT 21 SAT +      Full Moon Cineplex      Nashville, TN 
OCT 21 SAT        Orion Amphitheater      Huntsville, AL  
OCT. 25. WED *    Be Kind Video              Burbank, CA

* indicates Part V screening only
+ indicates Part I screening only

But don’t worry if you aren’t able to see this in the theater. You can still have a hell of a good time with a home movie night and a killer double feature we promise you won’t regret. Just don’t forget to watch PART V first!


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