Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bloody Birthday

With my birthday coming up, in just a few days, I decided to watch an appropriately-themed Birthday movie :-)

Last year, at this time, I watched this one:
(an 80's Classic)

This year, I decided to watch:

Genre - Horror
Year Released - 1981 [the same year Happy Birthday to Me was released]
Running Time - 85 minutes
Directed by Ed Hunt
Written by Ed Hunt & Barry Pearson
Cast Includes: Elizabeth Hoy, Billy Jayne, and Andy Freeman (as the three young children)

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
Debbie, Curtis, and Steven aren't like other 10-year-olds, and it's not just because they were born during a solar eclipse. Instead of normal kids' games, they prefer a rousing round of murder, offing their parents, teachers, and playground rivals.

The movie starts out in the year 1970, where three children are all born during a solar eclipse.
The movie then jumps ahead, ten years, just before the children's tenth birthday celebration.
We witness a couple making out in a cemetery, and when the girl decides that someone might see them, they jump down into a freshly dug grave! Bad idea. . .

I do not want to tell you too much about this film, as I knew absolutely nothing about it beforehand.
I will however tell you that, in Astrology, the planet Saturn controls the emotions (how we treat other people) Being that these three children were all born during a solar eclipse, the sun and the moon were blocking Saturn, causing the children to 'miss something' in their emotional structure - making for the perfect, little, devious killers!

This one is definitely another 80's Classic that I had previously been unaware of.
If you have never seen it, and are scared of 'creepy kids' films, then I definitely recommend it! :-)

Here's the Trailer:

P.S. If you know of any other Birthday films, for me to watch, during this time, next year - feel free to recommend away! :-)



Rev. Fred Phantom said...

This is one of those slashers that I remember seeing on HBO in the 80's over and over. I also remember liking it, but it's been a long, long time. If you say it still holds up, I may have to give 'er a rewatch one of these days.

thebonebreaker said...

Hey Rev,

To me, it holds up - though you have to keep in mind that I had never seen it before - let alone multiple times :-)


Anonymous said...

Happy Bloody Birthday!

~Jolly Roger

thebonebreaker said...

Why thank you JR! :-)


the jaded viewer said...

Happy Birthday dude. That Happy Birthday to Me trailer is freakin classic!

thebonebreaker said...

Thanks JV!

Yeah, the trailer and the movie both :-)


Smirking Revenge said...

Happy Birthday Jason. Hope it is absolutely brilliant.

thebonebreaker said...

Thanks Starbuck! ;-)

when is evil cool? said...

i went to the video store and bloody bday was out if you can believe it. i have a feeling it was stolen. in like 1989. A) it's on vhs. and B) the vhs box on the shelf had enough dust on it you could grow corn.

i'll netflik it.

happy bday bro.

thebonebreaker said...

hahahahaha - that is too funny!

Netflix is where I got it from :-)


Anonymous said...

I only saw this once... a long, long time ago. I don't remember it very well. I'll have to dig my VHS out sometime and give it a second sit-through.

thebonebreaker said...

Be sure to let me know your thoughts, after you do. . .