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The Nightmare Begins With The Kids Next Door
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.
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…
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.
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.
I went into this assuming I was gonna get a fun, mindless slasher flick.
What I got was one of the creepiest and most unnerving movies I've seen in a long while. Fantastic acting, legitimate scares and a dark nihilism throughout that leaves you truly disturbed. A forgotten masterpiece.
There is something delightfully deranged about "Bloody Birthday." The film is nothing more than a token, slasher-style horror film, but it is elevated by its antagonists: middle-class children. Their murderous rampage, brought on by an eclipse, is so wickedly entertaning that "Bloody Birthday" stands out from its cookie-cutter ilk. The film is neither exceptionally gory nor frightening, but it works well enough to be passable and darkly fun.
Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention, but astronomy is turning our children into murderous psychos. Something needs to be done.
Three kids born on the same day a solar eclipse go homicidal just before they turn ten. Did this happened World wide? Not sure.
The Bad: Shitty soundtrack that is a tad too TV-Movie of the week. Some crap acting. Not all but some of the dialog really stinks.
The Good: Some really good acting Lori Lethin & Julie Brown's ("Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun") scenes & dialog recalled the female characters in "Halloween". Two of the three kids were pretty good. The film isn't gory at all but it's violence is pretty effective. No gore,but a fair amount of nudity. 13 minutes in Julie Brown gives a fun strip. I was mildly entertained.
It doesn't get much more low-budget 80s horror than this.
Kids are murderers, and this stirred much controversy for the film at the time it was released.
Good thing for it too, because its quite forgettable otherwise.
When I first watched this film, it was quite obvious to be terrible. Terrible enough to where I didn't care for it. However, after seeing Bloody Birthday I would occasionally think about the film and remember it fondly. It stuck with me and I wanted to revisit it. Then Severin put out the BD and I could only resist so long before I paid for a film I didn't like just because I couldn't get it out of my head.
It's still a "not good" movie but I have no issue liking it. This movie has the best killer kids in a horror film that I've seen so far. They're so good they really deserved a better movie.
Bloody Birthday has a half-thought out premise that never fully develops into a coherent plot where being born during a solar eclipse is cause for being a murderous child psychopath. I assume this is because the bulk of time and money in Bloody Birthday's production was spent on developing the peeping tom subplot that gives us far more than our required dose of horror movie T&A.
It's been years since I've seen this so it was time to pay it a revisit. The first time I saw it I thought it was okay. Now after seeing it many years later I loved it! One of the better killer kid movies with some hysterical unintentional laughs.
Three monsters of human reproduction who were born during an eclipse, celebrate their 10th birthday by trying to murder everyone in their neighbourhood.
One of the first 'real' horror films I ever saw, caught one night as a young teenager on a local pirate TV station some Saturday night. It made a lasting impression –especially the arrow-through-the-eyeball gag– though it now plays like a more violent but still fairly tame retread of the far creepier Village of the Damned.
Horror movies about murderous children is one of my least favorite subgenres or whatever lol. Bloody Birthday is alright though as it has a likable lead actress, some humorous voyeurism, and death by archery which is never a bad thing.
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