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Alison's Birthday

Alison's Birthday

Directed by Ian Coughlan

During a Ouija board session with her teenaged friends, 16-year-old Alison gets a warning from beyond the grave not to go home for her 19th birthday. Fast forward three years later, when Alison is summoned to birthday celebrations with her aunt and uncle in Sydney, and visits them with her boyfriend - who becomes increasingly suspicious of the over-protective circle surrounding Alison. Before long Alison finds herself at the center of an ancient supernatural drama of which her own family are the custodians. An example of Australian folk horror with a clear lineage in the British tradition, ALISON'S BIRTHDAY also mines the elder-horror of films like SUSPIRIA (1977) and THE NIGHT NURSE (1978).

During a Ouija board session, 16-year-old Alison is warned not to go home for her 19th birthday.

Cast: Joanne Samuel, Lou Brown, Bunney Brooke, John Bluthal, Vincent Ball

Member Reviews

Wild! What a ride, groovy movie time taken to a whole nother level!!!

1 week ago

Joanne Samuel, kept thinking she looked dang familiar, it's Max's wife who got ran down in Mad Max 1979. ! The more you know.. oh and great reveal and entertaining easy movie.

3 weeks ago

Fkkiiing creepy as hell! If you liked The Skeleton Key you’ll love this

4 weeks ago

A little long getting to the good stuff and very predictable, but fun nevertheless. If you accept that there won’t be any bloody gore, you might just enjoy it. I did.

1 month ago

Very much of its time, but still a fun folk horror romp, and one that would probably suit a reboot!

1 month ago