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Bloody Birthday (1981)

Three children were born to the high of a total eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, They begin to kill gruesomely the people around them, even their family members.

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

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28 April 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The debut film for producer Gerald T. Olson. See more »

Goofs

When the boys move Sheriff Brody's corpse and they left him in the stairs, the first shot show him lying sideways,when his wife arrives and sees him,in the next shot, he is in another position. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Taylor: [about to spy on Beverly] But what if she catches us?
Debbie Brody: No way. All her brains are in her bra!
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References Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (1944) See more »

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Woman
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1975
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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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