The Third Saturday in October Part I (2022)

A lost slasher film from the golden age of the slasher genre. October 1979. Ricky Dean Logan is a man on a mission. Years ago, he lost a child at the hands of a psychopathic killer named Jakkariah Harding. When Harding escapes Death Row, Ricky Dean throws himself into the line of fire to stop him from killing again as Harding preys upon a group of friends gathered to watch a college football game.


Dark Sky Films distributes in the US.

Filmed in Alabama.

This was filmed alongside The Third Saturday in October Part V. The concept is “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 reportedly wanted to “recreate the by-gone video store days when horror fans might have had to watch a franchise out of order.” It’s said that the filmmakers intended for viewers to start with Part V and then go back to Part 1.

Written/directed by Jay Burleson (The Nobodies).

Dark Sky Films released The Third Saturday in October Part I on VOD and Digital Platforms on May 5, 2023.

The Third Saturday in October Part I premiered on Shudder on April 8, 2024.


Director: Jay Burleson

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