Bloody Birthday

Bloody Birthday

Director: Edward Hunt

Cast: Edward Hunt, Susan Strasberg, José Ferrer, Lori Lethin

     
 

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Sort of a triple-threat Bad Seed with a more overtly violent streak, this film tells the tale of trio of cherubic youngsters whose births all coincided with a solar eclipse, which somehow initiated a kind of time-release evil reaction that reaches its climax on the kids' tenth birthday, causing them to transform into miniature homicidal psychopaths. These

Overview

Sort of a triple-threat Bad Seed with a more overtly violent streak, this film tells the tale of trio of cherubic youngsters whose births all coincided with a solar eclipse, which somehow initiated a kind of time-release evil reaction that reaches its climax on the kids' tenth birthday, causing them to transform into miniature homicidal psychopaths. These darling little tykes then proceed to beat dad's brains out with a baseball bat, gun down their teacher, and otherwise beat, stab and strangle anyone who even looks cross-eyed at them. They also seem to be strangely fond of leering at naked teenage girls... or maybe that's just the director's favorite pastime. Produced in 1980, this proto-slasher opus was shelved for six years, then released to video to capitalize on the already-waning trend of Friday the 13th sequels and their hellish offspring.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Kid killers roam loose in Bloody Birthday, a "slasher in jammies" that makes The Omen, The Bad Seed, and virtually any of other evil-kid movie seem like a puppy dog in comparison. A product of the early-'80s line of low-budget slashers, it's not surprising that this horror gem sat on the shelf for three years until 1986. Who in their right mind would have the guts to release a flick with kitchen-knife wielding brats that also blow people away with huge handguns? It wouldn't be as good without this cast either, with extra gonzo points going to each kid as they take maniacal glee in plowing down everyone in their way (including their parents). A spit in the face to the family values crowd, Bloody Birthday is a bloody-fun time that's great for all of the wrong reasons.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2003
UPC:
0089859832826
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
30,062

Special Features

Enhanced 16x9 anamorphic; Bio on director Ed Hunt; Bonus trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Strasberg Miss Viola Davis
José Ferrer Doctor
Lori Lethin Joyce Russel
Melinda Cordell Mrs. Brody
Julie Brown Beverly Brody
Joe Penny Mr. Harding
Andy Freeman Steven Seaton
Elizabeth Hoy Debbie Brody
Bert Kramer Actor
K.C. Martel Timmy Russel
Ben Marley Duke
Erica Hope Annie
Cyril O'Reilly Paul
Shane Butterworth Actor
Michael Dudikoff Willard
Daniel Currie Actor
Norman Rice Actor
Georgie Paul Actor
Ellen Geer Actor
Ward Costello Actor
Ruth Silveira Actor
John Avery Guy in Van
Nathan Robert Actor
William Boyett Actor
Sylvia Wright Girl in Van
Billy Jayne Curtis

Technical Credits
Edward Hunt Director,Screenwriter
Wayne Artman Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Beckert Sound/Sound Designer
Lynda Burbank Art Director
Anthony Santa Croce Sound/Sound Designer
J. Rae Fox Production Designer
Roger George Special Effects
John O. Jones Songwriter
Michelle Logan Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup
Wade Mayer Asst. Director
Ann Mills Editor
Arlon Ober Score Composer
Gerald T. Olson Producer
Barry Pearson Screenwriter
Stephen L. Posey Cinematographer
Julie Purcell Makeup
Max Rosenberg Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Eclipse [7:00]
2. Investigation [8:30]
3. Sherriff Brody [4:48]
4. Trapped [7:58]
5. Academic Revenge [6:08]
6. The Junkyard [7:51]
7. Double Murder [6:41]
8. Birthday Party [6:36]
9. Scrapbook [7:04]
10. Another Funeral [7:26]
11. Lured In [9:51]
12. On the Run [4:37]

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