5.0/10
257
12 user 10 critic

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.

Director:

Ian Coughlan

Writer:

Ian Coughlan
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Antropophagus (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin
Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
X-Ray (1981)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A family is confronted in their house by an evil force.

Director: Lindsey C. Vickers
Stars: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow, Samantha Weysom
Stage Fright (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond
Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Satan's only gift is death... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Spoofs Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
ouija, possession, hypnosis, stonehenge, a Celtic goddess, and yet boring!
31 August 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

A sixteen-year-old named Alison and two friends play "ask the glass," a variation on Ouija, played here on a glass table, using square tiles featuring numbers and the alphabet arranged in a circle, and two titles for yes and no in the middle, and an upturned glass as a planchette. A warning is spelled out for Alison from her deceased father, who is then pushed out by some other power. The girl he briefly possessed snatches a circular amulet from Alison's neck, then is crushed by a bookcase.

Close to Alison's nineteenth birthday, she goes to visit her aunt and uncle. Her boyfriend tries to continue visiting her, but the family tries to keep him away. Alison discovers a miniature (though still large) stonehenge in a secret garden, has nightmares, and gets hypnotized. The boyfriend tries to do some research about the name Mirne, which the warning mentioned, and also Alison's real family.

The stonehenge is neat, and I liked that a character takes the time to do research. However, the movie on the whole is on the boring side. The picture quality on the video is not terribly good either. The VidAmerica videobox is sort of a warning: the cover features a drawing, and the back has no pictures from the movie.


3 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed