What if a lost horror franchise made during the peak of the slasher genre was unearthed today, but only two of the films could be restored? Filmmaker Jay Burleson imagined just that with The Third Saturday In October: Part V and The Third Saturday in October: Part 1, out this May.
A double feature of terror, The Third Saturday In October Part V, sees unstoppable killer Jakkariah Harding once again stalking and butchering the football-loving residents of a small Alabama town, this time finding a treasure trove of victims after he chances upon a football watch party. And then get ready to see how the horror began in The Third Saturday in October: Part 1 tells the story of Harding’s death row escape, and ensuing slaughter as two survivors of his initial attack hunt him down.
Aiming to recreate the bygone video store days when horror fans might have had to watch a franchise out of order, the filmmakers intended for viewers to start with Part V and then watch Part 1.
Twice the scares, twice the laughs, and a world-building start of a franchise that’s as outlandishly clever in its deception as every gore set piece it throws on screen, The Third Saturday in October franchise is a red-blooded American slice of Southern gothic infused with a deliciously twisted sense of humor.
The Third Saturday In October Part V and The Third Saturday in October: Part 1 are coming from Dark Sky Films to VOD and Digital Platforms on May 5, 2023.