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Bloody Birthday (1981)

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Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

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Ed Hunt

Writers:

Ed Hunt (screenplay), Barry Pearson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Lethin ... Joyce Russel
Melinda Cordell ... Mrs. Brody
Julie Brown ... Beverly Brody
Joe Penny ... Mr. Harding
Bert Kramer Bert Kramer ... Sherriff James Brody
K.C. Martel ... Timmy Russel
Elizabeth Hoy ... Debbie Brody
Billy Jayne ... Curtis Taylor (as Billy Jacoby)
Andrew Freeman ... Steven Seton (as Andy Freeman)
Susan Strasberg ... Miss Viola Davis
José Ferrer ... Doctor
Ben Marley Ben Marley ... Duke Benson
Erica Hope Erica Hope ... Annie Smith
Ellen Geer ... Madge
Daniel Currie Daniel Currie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Ils fetent leurs 10 ans...le cauchemar commence!... (French poster) See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creeps See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Judica Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The house depicted in the films colorful German poster is the same house from the mini-series Salem's Lot (1979). See more »

Goofs

When Steven beats to death the Sheriff Brody,it's daylight and it's unbelievable that nobody from the neighborhood see him doing that murder. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Taylor: [Steve tries to shoot Joyce through the window] It's bullet proof glass, idiot!
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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 anxietyresisterSee 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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