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Bloody Birthday (1981)

 -  Horror  -  28 April 1981 (USA)
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Lacking consciences because they were born during a solar eclipse, a trio of 10-year-olds embark on an indiscriminate killing spree.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Lethin ...
Joyce Russel
Melinda Cordell ...
Mrs. Brody
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Beverly Brody
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Mr. Harding
Bert Kramer ...
Sherriff James Brody
K.C. Martel ...
Timmy Russel
Elizabeth Hoy ...
Debbie Brody
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Curtis Taylor (as Billy Jacoby)
Andrew Freeman ...
Steven Seton (as Andy Freeman)
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Miss Viola Davis
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Doctor
Ben Marley ...
Duke Benson
Erica Hope ...
Annie Smith
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Madge
Daniel Currie
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Storyline

In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and innocent facades. A boy and his teenage sister become endangered when they stumble onto the bloody truth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Lori Lethin did all of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

As Curtis is about to shoot at Joyce, Timmy tells her to duck to the floor - as she does, she puts her headphones down on the table. In the following shots, the position of them on the table keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Steven Seton: [locked in a trunk] Let me out of here!
Joyce Russel: Yeah, I'll let you out just as soon as the cops get here.
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Music
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1978
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Interesting oddity
5 April 2007 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting and fun little horror movie from the early 80's that probably had a brief run in the drive-ins I would imagine. I won't break down by ridiculous "categories" such as "suspense" or "gore" which I personally find quite hilarious, but in sum, if you like grind-house films of the era, you might enjoy this. It seesaws between very dumb and quite entertaining with a few genuine scares (such as the opening sequence) and a little splash of suspense. It has that cheap, raw 70's feel that try as they might, horror movie makers just can't correctly emulate, and scenes of such utter nonsense that would never slip by editors these days; which is a good thing. Performances are pretty good. For instance, the updated Omen suffered severely by the less than convincing devil-child performance. However, the kids here are totally fine. This is a kooky little movie and I enjoyed every minute of it.


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