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Alison's Birthday (1981)

A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

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Ian Coughlan

Writer:

Ian Coughlan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Samuel ... Alison Findlay
Lou Brown Lou Brown ... Peter Healey
Bunney Brooke Bunney Brooke ... Aunt Jennifer Findlay
John Bluthal ... Uncle Dean Findlay
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Dr. Jeremy Lyall
Margie McCrae Margie McCrae ... Chrissie Willis
Julie Wilson ... Maureen Tate
Martin Vaughan ... Mr. Martin
Rosalind Speirs Rosalind Speirs ... Maggie Carlyle
Robyn Gibbes Robyn Gibbes ... Helen McGill
Ian Coughlan Ian Coughlan ... Dave Ducker
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Brian Healey
Marion Johns Marion Johns ... Granny Thorne
George Carden George Carden ... Druid Leader
Belinda Giblin Belinda Giblin ... Isobel Thorne
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A Young girl is puzzled by a sequence of strange events which occur during the days leading up to her 19th birthday. Slowly, and with growing horror, she becomes aware of the celebrations which her "relatives" have planned for her. Written by Anonymous

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She'll never forget her party... and neither will you! See more »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

L'occhio della spirale See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Occult Horror Thriller
15 June 2012 | by robfergusonjrSee all my reviews

One of the best I've seen from the Occult genre of the 70s. Copyright year is 1979, so its not a 80s flick. Reminds me of movies on the CBS Late Night movie I use to enjoy watching when I was a in my late single digits to my early teens. When, as we kids called it, the midnight hour approached, the witching hour, we all knew 'scary' movies may be coming on, but we usually fell asleep at the TV set. I don't recall ever watching this one, but its in the likes of Gargoyles, Beyond the Door, Devil Dog, Devil's Rain, Shadow of the Hawk, and of course Rosemary's Baby; all of which is supernatural horror. If your a spoiled 21st century computer effects lover, then you will be disappointed since you are use to "visual" rather than "psychological" fun.


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