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
Fun little eerie sandwich of a movie!
I think this is a well put together film for the time it was made. It addresses things that interest people now days, and even have a theme that was probably the inspiration for a highly appreciated horror film that came out a few years ago. By todays standards I think this movie falls short in several departments, but I believe that it is made of excellent quality and is in need of being seen by more people.
Love a good classic horror and the Australian vibes are spot-on, the ending though!!
I’ve been trying to watch all the horror films that Shudder has from the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s that I haven’t seen… This was one of the better ones. But… seriously tho, to the filmmakers and I mean this from the heart… EFF. YOU. FOR THAT ENDING!!! I shan’t say anymore…
I Absolutely loved this movie it was sooo good. A little slow in the beginning. But the wrap up was so good.