GRINDHOUSE DUBLIN: BLOODY BIRTHDAY Club, Light House, Dublin Fri 10.45pm lighthousecinema.ie We’re no astrologers, but as we understand it, any children born when Saturn something somethings with a total eclipse will be evil, murderous spawn. Bad Seed riffs don’t come much badder than Bloody Birthday, a gloriously tacky 1981 slasher flick, directed by Ed ( Starship Inva
sions) Hunt and replete with muffled horns and nighttime cricket chirps on the soundtrack.
At the gory heart of the film, three murderous kids pick off suspicious adults (including slumming guest stars José Ferrer and Susan Strasberg) and typical horror movie victims. (Why must you frolic in the cemetery, horny teenagers, why?) We love the final elaborate sequence in which the speccy one pulls a gun, the Milky Bar kid one wields a carving knife, and the pretty blonde reaches for her trusty bow and arrow.
Distasteful in all the right places and produced by Gerald T Olson of Repo Man fame. Kudos Grindhouse peeps!