Friday, August 16, 2013
Fear Friday ~ Some People's Children!
Happy Friday everyone! Here is your next dose of birthday mayhem as the birthday themed fun continues here at the Lounge. This week's selection is a mostly unknown film from the early 80's. You can find it on Netflix and DVD. Enjoy.
Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.
So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.
Fear Friday - Bloody Birthday
Tagline - The Nightmare Begins With The Kids Next Door
Have a bloody good time!!
Mum won't like it!! But the kids will!!
Directed by Ed Hunt (Alien Warrior and The Brain) and release on April 28, 1981 by Rearguard Productions (Rated R). Three children born on the same night during an eclipse grow up to be evil little killers. Darn those eclipses!
This movie is low on the gore factor, and does show it's age, but is still an interesting watch. 3 creepy kids that have no problem getting rid of anyone who stands in their way or says no to them. It's traditional slasher fare but with young kids as the killers which makes it seem a bit wrong. But that wrong is what works.
If you haven't seen it, and are a fan of the genre, give this one a try.
Take a look at the original trailer (Beware ~ it does show a lot of the death scenes)...
Some trivia about the movie...
1. Despite popular belief that the film was shelved for five years after being shot it has been confirmed that it was shot in early 1980 and released the following year.
2. The house depicted in the films colorful German poster is the same house from the mini-series Salem's Lot.
3. The films French title is Les Tueurs de l'éclipse, meaning "The Killers of the Eclipse" and its German release title was Kinder des Teufels, meaning "Children of the Devil."