Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Main Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Tracey E. Bregman, Lisa Langlois
Storyline: Virginia was in an accident that gives her blackouts and before her 18th birthday her friends from her private school are slowly being murdered one by one.
Review (Spoils): Virginia (Melissa Sue Anderson )belongs to a strange group of smart kids in a private school but in her past (which she can barely remember) she was part of a brain experiment to her after she was hurt during a freak accident. Before she reaches her 18th birthday her friends are slowly being attacked and murdered one by one for no reason. All we know is the killer is black and is known to the victims.
We have throat slashing, motorcycle face smashing, barbell throat crushing, scissor stabs, the classic shish kabob scene, more throat slashing and of course some birthday cake. This film is not afraid of the red and the plot thickens as the film moves along with twists and turns till the finally finale on who the killer really is.
Rating: This film is a little gem of its own during the 80s era of horror. I don’t understand why it is not mentioned more. It is way better then April Fools Day and not the ultimate shocker like Sleepaway Camp but you can sense the same feeling except with more blood. Don’t bother watching this if you have the cut version but the uncut is well worth a watch. Plus we have the yummy Tracey E. Bregman one of the most beautiful women of soap operas.