Bloody Birthday from Severin

The terrific 1980 slasher flick Bloody Birthday is coming to DVD from Severin Films.

Directed by Ed (Starship Invasions, The Brain) Hunt, Bloody Birthday follows three murderous, creepy kiddies (Elizabeth Hoy, Billy Jacoby and Steven Seton) who were all born during an eclipse. Lori Lethin and K.C. Martel star as siblings who know what the Bad Seed Trio is up to, and José Ferrer, Susan Strasberg and Joe Penny appear in smaller roles. A likeable pre-MTV Julie Brown is also onboard, performing an 80’s-style topless dance among other duties.

The kids are great, the script has its share of surprises, and the concept of a slasher film featuring pre-teen killers is an interesting one. Bottom line, Bloody Birthday is a welcome, disturbing and entertaining addition to the Slasher canon. Release date is TBA, so keep your beady little eyes peeled for it.

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A Writer/Project Manager at Graphcom Group (an advertising agency) by day, and a freelancer at night, I’ve written, mainly about movies, for Retro, The Buzz, Rue Morgue, and Cathay Pacific’s in-flight entertainment magazine Studio CX. I’m a grad of Humber College’s (Toronto) Film & TV Production program, and I’ve directed and co-written short films, one of which (Florid) won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2004 Reel Island Film Festival. I’ve been heard as a movie reviewer and pop culture commentator on CBC Radio, and I’ve edited and contributed scripts and ideas to television productions including My Messy Bedroom and Thrill on the Hill (CBC-TV’s Canada Day Celebration). My movie review cartoon strip And Yet I Blame Hollywood was adapted and animated as 26 two-minute television interstitials for CBC-TV’s late night program ZeD, and I wrote every single stinkin’ last episode.

9 Responses to “ Bloody Birthday from Severin ”

  1. Great news, Dave! And so odd that we both posted articles mere minutes apart!

  2. Does anyone Know If The Previous Versions Of BLOODY BIRTHDAY Were CUT If So Maybe Severin Will Be Releasing An UNCUT Version.

  3. I hope the cover has the birthday cake with the hand coming through it

  4. Y’all forgot an even sweeter deal! Nightmares (Stage Fright) is also coming to DVD from Severin.

  5. Protard – Apparently the Severin release will use the the hand-in-cake poster image for their DVD cover.

    Camille – I’m not familiar with Nightmares (Stage Fright), other than I remember seeing the VHS box art back in the day. What can you tell us about ti?

  6. I’m Counting Down The Days For THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD Can’t Wait Going To Be An Awesome Release. Perhaps Best Horror Release Of 2011.

  7. Dave Stewart – A young girl traumatized by the death of her mother grows up to audition for a play, and kills the various cast members with a large shard of glass. Very bloody. 1980.

  8. also im counting down the days for Dorm that dripped as well, but also the Blu ray release of Intruder

  9. One of the silliest early 80s entries to the horror genre. The entire film defies belief in its stupidity! (Yeah, I hated it.) However, it does have possibly the greatest poster art of its time, along with Death Ship, Maniac, the Silent Scream British quad and a few others I’ve probably missed.

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