Sunday, October 6, 2013

Movie Review: "Bloody Birthday" (1981)

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Movie: "Bloody Birthday"
Director: Ed Hunt
Year: 1981
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

A trio of kids all born on the same day during a solar eclipse are coming up on their 10th birthday. Due to their births taking place during the eclipse, all 3 kids lack emotion and are basically sociopaths. Just for the hell of it, they go on a killing spree, murdering random people of all ages in their town without mercy.

Overall, this was an enjoyable, but cheesy 80's horror flick. It's interesting that this movie chooses to use children as its murderers. They are just average kids, they are not raised by psychopaths or kept locked in their rooms or anything. The movie starts out with a bang right away, murders happen early and often and in a variety of different methods. Even when under suspicion, they are able to convince others, even their guardians, that they are just innocent little children and could never be capable of such horrific crimes.

There is a certain level of fear/terror that comes when deal with children and such heinous acts. The movie doesn't try to hide who the killers are, not in the slightest; it seems that a known child killer is scarier than an unknown killer who turns out to be a child. The creepy smiles the kids have throughout their murdering spree is enough to make anyone have second thoughts about having children.

My Rating: 5.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 6/10
IMDB's Rating: 5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 41%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?

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