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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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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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She'll never forget her party... and neither will you! See more »

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26 December 1981 (Australia)  »

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L'occhio della spirale  »

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Semi-Decent Independent Supernatural Horror
14 February 2006 | by (Staffs, England) – See all my reviews

The film has a decent script and cast, nothing too outstanding but certainly can stand on it's own.

Don't be fooled by the tag-line "Satan's only gift is death" as this has nothing to do with Satan, and there are no naked women in this movie.

Actually come to think of it I am now wondering why this movie got a 18 certificate in the UK as there is as far as I can remember from just watching it; No Gore, No Nudity, No Sex(except it is slightly implied that they 'did it' when then are lying in bed together in one scene), No Bad Language and minimal violence.

It's actually a pretty safe film except for the supernatural plot which the more religious 'may' have a problem with. But nothing that Buffy hasn't done, in fact I'd say if this was resubmitted now it would have no problem getting away with a PG certificate.

But this doesn't mean it's a bad movie, as I've said it has a decent script and cast and everything is done quite competently even if it doesn't come near raising the bar it's a perfectly acceptable watch for it's 95 minute running time keeping up a good air of menace.

4/10


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