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Bloody Birthday

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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 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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 1/23/2003
  • UPC: 089859832826
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,763

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
K.C. Martel Timmy Russel
Ben Marley Duke
Erica Hope Annie
Cyril O'Reilly Paul
Shane Butterworth
Michael Dudikoff Willard
Daniel Currie
Norman Rice
Georgie Paul
Ellen Geer
Ward Costello
Ruth Silveira
John Avery Guy in Van
Nathan Robert
William Boyett
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
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Select
   Extras
      Ed Hunt Bio
      Interview With Max Rosenberg
      Trailers
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