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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 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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Creeps  »

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Trivia

Despite popular belief that the film was shelved for five years after being shot it has been confirmed that it was shot in early 1980 and released the following year. See more »

Goofs

When Curtis kills Miss Davis by shooting her, she falls to the floor and leaves no bloodstains on the kitchen cupboards that she 'slid' down. In the next wide shot of her body on the floor, there is now a large bloody stain on the cupboards. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Russel: It's like Curtis doesn't know the things he's doing are wrong, like he doesn't care.
Timmy Russel: That's Curtis.
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Referenced in The Hunt for the House on Cuckoo Lane (2011) See more »

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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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Someone cancel the babysitter!!
7 November 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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