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Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  15 May 1981 (USA)
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Virginia Wainwright is a spirited young woman who has returned to a private school having survived a deadly accident and regenerative brain surgery. She is proud that she belongs to the Top... See full summary »

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Virginia Wainwright is a spirited young woman who has returned to a private school having survived a deadly accident and regenerative brain surgery. She is proud that she belongs to the Top Ten - the school's inner circle with the best students - and attempts to resume a normal life. But her friends are falling prey to a grueling series of murders, and soon there will be no one left to attend her 18th birthday party. Could it be her? Striving to rekindle the memory of her nightmarish accident, Virginia suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. We soon learn the horrible truth behind her accident and what is going on before her birthday party... Written by Joseph Henson <gzr@cdc.net>

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Who's killing the school's snobbish top ten? At the rate they're going, there will be no one left for Virginia's birthday party... alive. See more »


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CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)
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Part of a 1980s cycle of slasher films with titles and subjects based around commemorative days and events that got made after the box-office success of Halloween (1978). The movies include that film's sequels, Prom Night (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981) for Valentine's Day, the spoof Saturday the 14th (1981), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), April Fool's Day (1986), and Friday the 13th (1980) and its sequels. See more »

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After the guy wins the bike race, the glove on his left hand vanishes. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. Patterson: [to her attacking dog] Winston! Winston! Winston, just stop it, bad boy. Sit down. Sit!
Bernadette O'Hara: Oh, Mrs. Patterson.
Mrs. Patterson: Bernadette O'Hara, do you have any idea what time it is? Where are you going?
Bernadette O'Hara: Well, I, I was just going up to the village to meet some of the kids at the inn.
Mrs. Patterson: You mean the second home for the Crawford top 10, don't you?
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Happy Birthday to Me
Music by Lance Rubin
Lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin
Performed by Syreeta
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Very Good Horror Movie!
17 August 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Happy Birthday To Me is a very good horror movie. Made in 1981, this thriller of a horror movie stars Melissa Sue Anderson and Glenn Ford as the most notables. The movies starts out with a bang and doesnt quit. Great plot, Killings, Settings, Atmosphere, Direction and a very well written story line. This movie is in the vein of some Italian Horror films. What can I say?? A very good movie that needs to be released on DVD!!


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