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Alison's Birthday (1981)

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A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alison Findlay
Lou Brown ...
Peter Healey
Bunney Brooke ...
Aunt Jennifer Findlay
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Uncle Dean Findlay
Vincent Ball ...
Dr. Jeremy Lyall
Margie McCrae ...
Chrissie Willis
Julie Wilson ...
Maureen Tate
Martin Vaughan ...
Mr. Martin
Rosalind Speirs ...
Maggie Carlyle
Robyn Gibbes ...
Helen McGill
Ian Coughlan ...
Dave Ducker
Ralph Cotterill ...
Brian Healey
Marion Johns ...
Granny Thorne
George Carden ...
Druid Leader
Belinda Giblin ...
Isobel Thorne
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A Young girl is puzzled by a sequence of strange events which occur during the days leading up to her 19th birthday. Slowly, and with growing horror, she becomes aware of the celebrations which her "relatives" have planned for her. Written by Anonymous

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Satan's only gift is death... See more »

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26 December 1981 (Australia)  »

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L'occhio della spirale  »

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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Only for fans to whom gore, nudity&extreme violence are NOT NECESSITIES for a film to be enjoyed.
8 August 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Again if the gore, nudity&violence are MUST HAVES for a horror film to be deemed enjoyable, then please do skip "Allison's Birthday".. While I was but a mere babe at the time of this film, I do however have a keen love for this entire era, even the international horror films..

I agree with the reviewer who likened this movie to a "made-for-tv" type movie and with that said and in going into it with that understanding its definitely an altogether enjoyable 95 minutes of entertainment.

If you are of the newer generation who overall have a need for the more modern horror movies of today, then "Allison's Birthday" is quite likely a film you will NOT enjoy.. For everyone else I say give it a try and you may just find it as enjoyable as I did.


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