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

Wonderful film. Akin to The Sentinel and Rosemary's Baby. Worth a watch.

timebandit
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9 hours ago

Particularly notable for me due to the boyfriend character being actually quite likable. Usually in this sort of flick, I find them tolerable at best. If this had been made in England, 119% chance it would have been Vincent Price as the doctor. Also Chekhov's Gun Club ;)

LexiWest
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2 hours ago

Starts off slow at first, but if you stick with it, it's very good

DiscoJer
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9 hours ago

It was ok

Tiggerinakilt
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9 hours ago

Splendidly great movie.

jdawg6977
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14 hours ago