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Bloody Birthday (1981)

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Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melinda Cordell ...
Mrs. Brody
Mr. Harding
Bert Kramer ...
Sherriff James Brody
Curtis Taylor (as Billy Jacoby)
Andrew Freeman ...
Steven Seton (as Andy Freeman)
Miss Viola Davis
Ben Marley ...
Duke Benson
Erica Hope ...
Annie Smith
Daniel Currie


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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Ils fetent leurs 10 ans...le cauchemar commence!... (French poster) See more »


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28 April 1981 (USA)  »

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Creeps  »

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The astrology book Joyce consults is "Linda Goodman's Sun Signs." None of the material she supposedly reads out loud is from the book, however. See more »


After Debbie kills Beverley with the arrow, she tucks a large piece of tissue paper under her head. When she returns back to the room with Curtis and Steven, the piece of tissue paper is no longer under Debbie's head, but now in front of her, in a different place and position. See more »


Beverly Brody: Debbie, clippings of murders? What are you, a little ghoulie?
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References Jaws (1975) See more »


My Darlin' Don't You Cry
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1978
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Someone cancel the babysitter!!
7 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Talk about controversial story lines, this is THE GOOD SON taken to the next level! The plot concerns a murderous trio of triplets (two boys and a girl) who suddenly develop homicidal tendencies on their 11th (bloody) birthday and decide to try out their newfound murdering tendencies on their sleepy little town. Everybody thinks they're little angels, so the only people who can bring them down are a college student and her younger brother, who know the psychotic threesome's true nature. But our two heroes have just been added to the hit-list..

It doesn't have the best acting in the world and the movie print seems more than a bit fuzzy, but overall this is an effective little low-budget horror with effective moments of suspense and even a dash of gore. The novelty of having children as the villains helps the plot through its slower spots, and the movie makes good use of the weapons the kids have at their disposal, be they rat-poison smeared onto the icing of a cake or arrows shot into the peephole of a sister's bedroom. Some may find the premise of these youngsters going around slaughtering at will a little hard to swallow, but for anyone who can suspend disbelief for 90 minutes, this is a fun ride. I give it a 5/10. Watch out for the nice twist at the end..

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