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Bloody Birthday (1984)

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Release Date: Jun 1, 1984 Wide

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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

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Doesn't concoct an elaborate back story or history of family dysfunction to justify or motivate the kiddie killing spree that is its reason for being. The three bad seeds here were simply born under a bad sign, as Albert King might have said.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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A time-waster tasteless horror flick, with no redeeming social values.

July 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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What the film lacks in story it makes up for with a high body count and plenty of gratuitous sex.

August 4, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

Dull and gore-free slasher-wannabe which could have been great but falls flat

April 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Slasherpool

Audience Reviews for Bloody Birthday

Three 10 year-old kids all born on the same day during a solar eclipse go on a killing-spree around their neighbourhood. Dosen't quite live up to the title as the kills are pretty tame, though the fact they're being carried out by children adds a disturbing quality to them. And the actors playing the brattish murderous trio do a splendid job and you'll learn to loathe them before the end is out. It's a good fun slasher overall, nicely paced too and complete with a bunch of nudity and reasonably high body-count for a killer-kid movie.
November 2, 2011
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Lee ?

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In the early 80's there was a plateau of endless slasher films. Some were forgotten such as this one. Bloody Birthday is an obscured title that every Slasher film fan should check out. Three kids born on the same night during a Lunar Eclipse have homicidal tendencies on their tenth birthday and start killing people. The film is one of those horror films that you are thankful that it's been unearth. Bloody Birthday doesn't do anything terrific, but it is definitely a thrilling gem. The film is of course famous for the fact that it's a "killer kids" movie and generated lots of controversy when it was released. Bloody Birthday has genuine tense moments, but at times the film suffers from being a bit corny. For what its worth, Bloody Birthday is a good Slasher film that if you're a fan of the genre, you should definitely check out. The story is interesting and the kids are evil. This is an imperfect Slasher film, but it manages at being an entertaining one despite the fact it doesn't do any new creative wise. For what it is, Bloody Birthday is a fun, disturbing Horror film that definitely will make anyone uneasy. The kills are creative, which makes up for the somewhat lacking storyline. But overall, Bloody Birthday is a well executed Horror film that will please almost every horror fan.
August 25, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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First of all, the plot doesn't make much sense, I mean just because they share a birthday they don't have any emotions? That's silly. Other than that, it's a suspenseful and somewhat shocking horror movie, and it's entertaining.
January 11, 2011
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