Happy Birthday to Me (1981) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

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Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

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  • Release Date:  1981
  • Genre:  Slasher
  • Director:  J. Lee Thompson
  • Screenwriter:  John Beaird, John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond
  • Cast & Crew: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker, Frances Hyland, Tracey E. Bregman, David Eisner, Jack Blum, Matt Craven, Lenore Zann, Lisa Langlois, and Lesleh Donaldson.

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.1/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 4.2/10.

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) Synopsis:

Virginia is part of an elite clique “Top Ten”, a group of the top ten richest kids that attends a private school, Crawford Academy. About a year ago she was in an accident, which causes her to have blackouts and forget things. When students apart of the clique’s “Top Ten” start to drop off one by one, Virginia is immediately suspected of committing the murders.

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) Review:

Happy Birthday to Me is easily one of the best slashers and one of the most underrated horror gems of the 80s!

Melissa Sue Anderson from Little House on the Prairie stars as the main protagonist in this film and plays an interestingly odd character, yet manages to capture her role very well and pulls off an unforgettable performance.

Happy Birthday to Me has some decent amount of gore to keep all horror fans satisfied and some very original kills, especially the shish kebab scene which is quite a bizarre scene and will stick in your mind long after the film has finished.

The only thing more shocking than the shish kebab scene is the twist ending. The twist is so shocking that you will not see it coming and when you do, you will have trouble understanding it and have a hard time forgetting it.

If you’re into slashers, especially from the 80s and you enjoyed films like The Prowler, April Fool’s Day, My Bloody Valentine, Sleepaway Camp, The House on Sorority Row, The Burning or Terror Train, then you are definitely going to want to check this one out.

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