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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

Loved it

2 days ago

This movie is a very underrated folk horror. It shows that don't need just gore and death to make a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

4 weeks ago

Sunny Australian folk horror. Not a bad flick at all.

1 month ago

I feel like a lot of more modern films copied aspects of this film due to it being less known.

1 month ago

If you like movies that are just alright or medewerker, you will like this

1 month ago