Up until now, I had always heard about the 1981 Ed Hunt co-written and directed horror effort, "Bloody Birthday" and never actually watched it. Whoa! I think I'm kind of glad I didn't, because these kids are straight up insane, I might not have been able to handle it when I was four or five.
Based around a trio of ten-year-olds, whom all share the same birthday, this film holds nothing back when it comes to the terror these kids inflict. I mean these kids are ruthless and apparently on the night they were born, Saturn was blocked out of orbital vision, leaving all three of these little monsters with no conscious whatsoever.
Being right at 32 years old, the film holds most of it's dramatic value highlighted by the extremely believable characters of Curtis (Billy Jayne) and Debbie (Elizabeth Hoy). The kills were fairly believable to be carried out by someone of that age, with the exception of the Jayne's hand gun stance and form, which could have easily been gotten free from.
Of course the wonderful nostalgia of 80s film is super abundant throughout, giving viewers a trip down memory lane, always something to look forward to with these types of films. So all in all, give this movie a shot if you haven't seen it and check it out again if it's been a while since your last viewing. Definitely worthy of Bru's Classic Pick of the month for January. Plus, as of now it is also available on Netflix Instant Stream.