|release date||May 18 1981|
|director||J. Lee Thompson|
|writer||John Saxton, Peter Jobin, and Timothy Bond|
|starring||Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Tracey E. Bregman, Matt Craven, Lenore Zann|
|tagline||Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisVirginia (Melissa Sue Anderson) has just survived a tragic accident that's blacked out parts of her memory. But now she's back at school with her popular friends, and she's glad to start over. Days before she turns 18, however, the trauma resurfaces as her friends die off one by one, victims of an as-yet-unknown killer. Virginia begins to wonder whether it's her, but since she can't remember certain moments, she's not quite sure.
On a chilly fall night in 2003, I was living in a dormitory during my freshman year of college in a sleepy, little town. Since the main attractions in Rome, GA consist of not one, but two Wally Worlds and a movie theatre/bar combo that none of us were old enough to get into yet, we spent our weekends either traveling to Atlanta for concerts, clubs and general mischief or we stayed indoors watching whatever weird oddities we could find at the local Mom and Pop Rental Shack. This Friday night in question started off innocently enough, with me roaming the horror section in search of something that would be as equally outrageous as Sleepaway Camp, which we had watched a few days earlier. After a few minutes of browsing, I stumbled upon a VHS box that had a guy getting a shish kabob shoved through his mouth on the front cover and a tagline that read, “Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see!” The film in question: Happy Birthday To Me. The probability that I was going to take this home: 100%. …Read More