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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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Ben Marley ...
Duke Benson
Erica Hope ...
Annie Smith
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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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Mum won't like it!! But the kids will!! See more »

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

Goofs

When we see Joyce making her sandwich you can see the knife on the counter. When they do a closeup of the knife, it's in a different place and position. 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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References Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (1944) 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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Night of the Little Sh!ts.
26 August 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Story about three eclipse (maybe even Indigo, ha) children beginning their love for murder. Oh, and the people who are "hot" on their trail.

Bloody Birthday, a pretty mediocre title for the film, was a nice lil surprise. I was in no way expecting a film that dealt with blood-thirsty psychopath kids. And I may say it's also one of the best flicks I've seen with kids as the villains. By the end of the movie I seriously wanted these kids to die in horrible fashion.

It's a really solid 80s horror flick, but how these kids are getting away with all this mayhem and murder is just something that you can't not think about. Even the slightest bit of investigation would easily uncover these lil sh!ts as the murderers. But there seems to be only a couple police in town, well by the end, only one, and he seemed like a dimwit, so I suppose they could have gotten away with it. Haha, yeah, and I'm a Chinese jet-pilot.

Nevertheless, this movie delivered some evilass kids who were more than entertaining, a lot of premarital sex and a decent amount of boobage. No kiddin! If you're put off by the less than stellar title, dash it from your mind and give this flick a shot. It's a very recommendable and underrated 80s horror flick.


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