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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.
During most of my life, going to the video store was one of my favorite hobbies. Even without renting a movie, I would go to the nearest one to stare at the shelves and try to pick my next rent whenever I had the chance. Of course, as you can imagine, the horror section was my favorite one. My father rarely allowed me to rent horror movies though, not because he was concerned with the things I was watching, but because he had this rule that we shouldn't rent "old movies", which kinda explains why I have seen so few of them. One of the horror posters that intrigued me the most during my childhood, had a…
I have a soft-spot for killer kid movies and it is almost baffling how I have waited until now to watch Bloody Birthday. Unfortunately, I had my expectations set too high because the movie just didn't do anything for me...well, besides wanting to punch that little girl square in her jaw.
The astrology explanation was sort of goofy as well but it is a product of its time, I would never fault a film for being dated because at one time or another it was significant. Dated films are like celluloid time capsules, and I love it.
I am actually sort of bummed out now, I was really hoping to like this movie.
Huge props to Halloween and Friday the 13th, without the classics we would never get all of the copycats. This is one of the best copycats IMO. 3 little grade school sociopath killers. Damn the left and the right would have a field day with this if it was made today. They would forget all about twirking. Billy Jayne as Curtis was a scene stealing boss. You might remember him as the horn dog brother in Just One of the Guys. There is also some fantastic nudity, a very young American Ninja, and Jake minus the Fatman in a small role. The film works best when the 3 kids are doing their thing. The film loses some steam when Joyce and her kid brother try to figure out what is really going on, but it is still a lot of fun and a great watch.
All her brains are in her bra!
Maybe I've just watched Halloween too many times, but when I first started Bloody Birthday I thought I was watching a scene for scene ripoff of the John Carpenter classic. You're first introduced to a murder, then to the teenage good girl of the neighborhood along with her sexier best friend who's father happens to be the sheriff. There's even a scene where the sheriff pulls over to see what the girls are up to when they're walking down the street.
Thankfully it gets better after that, not better as compared to Halloween, but better then just a ripoff. It's a ridiculous film, don't get me wrong, but I surprisingly enjoyed…
Silly slasher with three kids doing the slashing cos they were born during an eclipse or something.
The kids aren't completly nuts as the little girl lets her pals pay to watch her older sister undress, which she does while dancing sexily to cool music.
Also features a hilarious scene of a girl running for her life from un unmanned car in a junkyard.
"What are you, some kinda little ghoul?"
Yes, yes they are. Bloody Birthday follows three 9yr old ghouls who are on a killing spree. They kill cops, teachers, and teens who like to have sex in public. Obviously they are little devils so they don't hurt people with their fists, instead they use things like guns, baseball bats, and jump ropes. The kills aren't particularly brutal but seeing these evil looking kids pull them off is kinda fun.
Bloody Birthday's ghouls are actually well cast and you'll hate the little bastards too. Some of the stuff they do is kinda funny too, like when the little girl in the group runs a 25cent peep…
After the slasher boom, a lot of slashers came out in the 80s and basically stunk. This isn't one of them.. it has a few things going for them... a cool premise and reason why the kids are killers, killer kids and a some cool kills. When I say these kids are killers... they are the epitome of evil, and non caring kids.
On flickchart at 599
Nothing better than a movie about killer kids. This time we get not one, not two, but three kids who all happen to be born on the same day, and being born on this day makes them a sociopath. It’s such a whacky premise but it feels very of its time. It’s a fun twist within a twist to your usual slasher action, and just a lot of fun (if you find murderous kids to be fun)
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Y'know, not that bloody.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So this movie is asking me to buy into the fact that these kids are homicidal because they were born while Saturn was being blocked by an eclipse. My mind was somehow able to make that leap, while at the same time not being able to accept that these ten-year-olds knew how to hotwire cars, and bypass home security systems.
Every time I contemplate on whenever I want kids in the future. I watch this movie and my mind is already made up by a simple....
Actually I cant say that. I didn't hate it. It's not a classic like VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, but it's a far cry better than THE CHILDREN, released around the same time.
Anyone going in hoping for the slasher movie the title promises will be sorely disappointed at the uninventive and largely bloodless kills, but taken on it's own terms Bloody Birthday is totally nuts, a TV movie rocketing off the cliff of good taste.
The banality of evil in this instance means that the banality of the film-making makes the evil feel that much more eerie, with a scene of one child locking another in a junkyard fridge playing as if it were just a childish prank. Billy Jayne is a total super freak and if I had been offered that role when I was 12 I would have been the happiest little boy in the world.
Good ending, but even at 84 minutes it can drag. B-
Very early on you see a child smash someone’s head with a shovel. A little later you see them do the same but with a baseball bat. Much of the rest involves the dorkiest kid you’ve ever seen shooting people with a revolver. Children’s laughter often sets the mood during the kill sequences. There is also a gratuitous amount of boobies. I might have even named the movie Bloody Boobie if I had made it.
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