Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me (1981)

After spending the day packing (33 boxes and counting from the bedroom), it was time to relax and let my stomach heal a bit before going at it tomorrow. For some relaxation, I decided to venture back to the 1980s for some slasher fun. My selection for the evening 1981s Happy Birthday to Me.

Plot/ Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique feature 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.

To me, Happy Birthday to Me is one of the best slashers of the era and a top notch horror flick / thriller to boot! Originating from the heyday of the slasher flick, this one often goes overlooked and I am not sure why. It boasts a decent cast, a great storyline, gore and atmosphere. Everything you need for an entertaining and memorable horror movie. Yes, some of the acting is below average, but everything cannot be perfect. In the end, this is a  great flick that must be seen. I highly recommend this one!

1 comment:

  1. And it's got Melissa Sue Anderson! What's not to like?