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

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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

Lori Lethin did all of her own stunts. See more »

Goofs

When we see Joyce making her sandwich you can see the knife on the counter. When they do a closeup of the knife, it's in a different place and position. See more »

Quotes

Debbie Brody: [after they beat her father to death] Mommy mommy come quick! Daddy fell!
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Music
Music and Lyrics by John Q. Jones (BMI)
Published by Wallaroo Music © 1978
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Kids Slay The Darndest Things
28 July 2005 | by choppynoSee all my reviews

An absolute classic of 80's scare flix. This one isn't like any other as it pits pint-size, wild-eyed, psychotic youngsters with an urge to kill against all the grown-ups in town. Bud from JUST ONE OF THE GUYS (80's gold again) plays one of the killer-kids and he's paired up with one of the little girls Jake Blues tries to purchase in the BLUES BROTHERS. There is a third blond boy, but he keeps disappearing from the movie for whatever reason. The violence is hilarious at times and also surprisingly gruesome in spots. The demonic gang of smiling kids, though somehow possessed by extra-planetary means, bear little resemblance to the droid-ish Children of the Damned, who never thought to use pistols, crossbows and shovels to kill those pesky adults. Julie Brown (not Downtown Julie Brown-the other one) shows her rack, like three times, as she dances around in her bedroom. This movie is a rarity that I cannot believe I missed growing up in the 80's. This would have been my absolute favorite movie as a kid if I had seen it. Where is the sequel the ending begs for? This movie is just incredible. Seek it out at all costs.


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