Happy Birthday To Me (1981)
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Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts due to a freak accident one year earlier. We soon learn the truth behind her accident and what is going on...
It'll be a killer party! [DVD]
Title: Happy Birthday To Me
Release Date: May 15, 1981
Runtime: 110 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
J. Lee Thompson
Melissa Sue Anderson ...Virginia 'Ginny' Wainwright
Glenn Ford ...Dr. David Faraday
Lawrence Dane ...Harold 'Hal' Wainwright
Sharon Acker ...Estelle Wainwright
Frances Hyland ...Mrs. Patterson
Tracey E. Bregman ...Ann Thomerson (as Tracy Bregman)
Jack Blum ...Alfred Morris
Matt Craven ...Steve Maxwell
Lenore Zann ...Maggie
David Eisner ...Rudi
Lisa Langlois ...Amelia
Michel Rene Labelle ...Etienne Vercures
Richard Rebiere ...Greg Hellman
Lesleh Donaldson ...Bernadette O'Hara
Earl Pennington ...Lieutenant Tracy
Murray Westgate ...Gatekeeper
Jerome Tiberghien ...Prof. Heregard
Maurice Podbrey ...Dr. Feinblum
Vlasta Vrana ...Bartender
Walter Massey ...Conventioneer Leader
Griffith Brewer ...Verger
Allan Katz ...Ann's Date
Ron Lea ...Amelia's Date
Terry Haig ...Feinblum's Assistant
Karen Stephen ...Miss Calhoun
Louis Del Grande ...Surgeon
Nick Kilbertus ...Anesthetist
Damir Andrei ...Junior Surgeon
Gina Dick ...Waitress Ingrid
Stephanie Miller ...Hospital Nurse
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John C.W. Saxton
John C.W. Saxton
"Happy Birthday to Me"
More Movie Taglines:
- It'll be a killer party! [DVD]
- From the producers of My Bloody Valentine comes the bloodiest party of the year!
- Someone's having a party for the top ten, the senior class snobs. Before they get to celebrate, six of them will die in the most bizarre ways you'll ever see.
- It is up to you to determine whether you wish to subject yourself to fear, terror... and shock!
- Because of the bizarre nature of this birthday party, pray you're not invited.
- R.S.V.P or die!
- The Party Starts 15/05/81
- John Will Never Eat Shish Kebab Again.
- Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see.
- Steven will never ride a motorcycle again.
- Greg will never lift weights again.
- Who's killing the school's snobbish top ten? At the rate they're going there will be no one left for Virginia's birthday party... alive.
- Pray You're Not Invited To The Party.
- You're invited to the bloodiest party of the year.
- When certain cast members were stuck in their gore make-up for numerous hours, they decided to walk around the neighborhood scaring the wits out of people.
The Press reported that in order to keep the "twist" ending a secret several endings were shot. This is untrue but helped hide the fact that while shooting, the film had no ending. The script was written with one ending that made sense to the story, but did not have a twist. So producers proceeded to film while tinkering with a twist. This explains why there is no build up to the ending.
Most ads and posters for film carried a photo of a young man about to be orally impaled on skewer of meat and vegetables, with the slogan "John Will Never Eat Skisk Kebab Again." However, there is no character in the movie with this name.
Many fans were upset with the 2004 DVD release because, not only did it have a completely different cover to that of the infamous original poster and VHS cover, it featured a disco score in place of the atmospheric piano piece that originally played over the opening credits in theaters and VHS releases. In 2009, Anchor Bay/Starz Home Entertainment re-released the DVD using the original poster as the cover and restoring the original music over the opening sequence.
SPOILER: The original scripted ending for the film had Virginia unsurprisingly revealed as the film's killer, having sliced her way through most of the cast before finally being caught. However the filmmakers felt the ending was all too predictable and re-wrote it into a far more twisted revelation.
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Rating: 6.4 out of 10.0 - 69 votes cast total