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Bloody Birthday (1981)

R  |   |  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 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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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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The films French title is Les Tueurs de l'éclipse, meaning "The Killers of the Eclipse" and its German release title was Kinder des Teufels, meaning "Children of the Devil." See more »

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When Curtis shoots Ms. Davis - as she is falling to the floor, her head almost knocks all of the white napkins down onto the floor with her. In the next shot we see they all stayed neatly on the counter. But in the next shot they are now all on the floor, surrounding her body. See more »

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Timmy Russel: You all right?
Joyce Russel: Yeah. Hard to believe that, uh, Beverly's not gonna come walking by...
Timmy Russel: What's it like to be dead?
Joyce Russel: You shouldn't think about things like that.
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My Darlin' Don't You Cry
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1978
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The bad seeds!
12 January 2009 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Three ten-year-old children born at the same time during a solar eclipse begin to slyly murder anybody that offends them.

While killer kid movies weren't exactly new at the time of this twisted 80's slasher the theme of children as murderers works nicely for this film. Bloody Birthday does deliver some good chills and suspense, while managing to be a competent killer thriller with some strange qualities. It straddles a fine line between cheesy and creepy, but it does remain entertaining throughout with an interesting plot. There's some strong murder scenes, as well as a good bit of nudity to establish this as a solid slasher guilty pleasure.

The cast does a fairly good job. Young stars Elizabeth Hoy and K.C. Martel deliver some menacing performances, while rising star Julie Brown does a striptease before a memorable murder scene. Veteran star Susan Strasberg does well as the teacher and Jose Ferrer has a cameo appearance.

All around this off-beat slasher entry isn't bad, though it's admittedly not flawless, but it is well worth watching for genre fans.

*** out of ****


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