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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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The Nightmare Begins With The Kids Next Door See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film's young actors were not allowed to work past a certain time in the evening, which was sometimes problematic. On one occasion the children had to be pulled out in the middle of the shooting of one night scene, much to the producer's dismay. See more »

Goofs

When Curtis shoots his teacher Miss Davis,it's unbelievable that nobody from the school heard the shot. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Taylor: [Steve tries to shoot Joyce through the window] It's bullet proof glass, idiot!
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Music
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1978
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For a cheesy early 80's horror film, not bad!
22 February 1999 | by saint-21See all my reviews

This little shocker was made in 1980, and you can really see it, but! It's not that bad, i will be honest. The film centers around 3 10 year olds, who were born at the horizon of an eclipse. now this has turned them into cold blooded killers, almost from today's headlines. The next door neighbors (older sister and her little brother), catch on to their ways. And we get to see julie brown (from MTV) naked, this is worth the rental alone. We also get to see, strangulations, arrows through eyes and naked people shot, hope i am not ruining the plot. watch for the poster of van halen, getting shot with bulletholes. check it out..... it is an interesting flick.


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