Happy Birthday to Me
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Certainly the low point in Glenn Ford's acting career, this Canadian production is, nevertheless, one of the slickest-looking slasher films from that subgenre's early-'80s heyday. The plot (what one can make of it) involves an unseen killer stalking a group of college students at the prestigious Crawford Academy. The well-staged murders are mysteriously linked to the slightly off-kilter Virginia (Melissa Sue Anderson, formerly of Little House on the Prairie), whose disturbing past holds the key to the killer's identity. Though this film brought nothing new to the psycho-horror… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"A great deal more complex than it has any right or reason to be."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"pretty sweet forgotten 80s slasher"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Creative kills aside, it's just plain old boring."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"It's not particularly gory, scary or suspenseful, but it actually contains some good twists and a generally higher level of character and performance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"J. Lee Thompson's entry in the slasher sweepstakes, done up with the usual lack of style."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"If horror fans are going to shell out their hard-earned money for a movie, there needs to be more than just a prettier picture on the DVD case."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"A camp-tastic footnote to the late-'70s, early-'80s slasher flick craze."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
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