Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Melissa Sue Anderson stars as Virginia, a co-ed haunted by suspicions that she may be the psycho who is killing off her fellow students.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)

A cult favourite to many due its black sense of humour and nonsensical ending, Happy Birthday to Me will be a bewilderment to others for exactly the same reasons.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's not particularly gory, scary or suspenseful, but it actually contains some good twists and a generally higher level of character and performance.

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Rob Gonsalves

J. Lee Thompson's entry in the slasher sweepstakes, done up with the usual lack of style.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one would be far better off watching a YouTube highlight reel rather than the movie itself.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

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.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A camp-tastic footnote to the late-'70s, early-'80s slasher flick craze.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A great deal more complex than it has any right or reason to be.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

pretty sweet forgotten 80s slasher

Scott Weinberg

Creative kills aside, it's just plain old boring.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Lewis C.
Happy Birthday to Me is a slow as molasses 80's teen slasher that's mediocre at best. It's dull, has a boring plot, takes itself far too… More
Aj V
Not the best slasher flick of the 80s, but enjoyable, and there's a nice twist at the end.
Lee ?
Good little 80s slasher with a decent array of inventive kills, quite violent too for its day. The ending is a memorable one which will catch you off guard with… More
Lady D'arbanville
The first Horror film I was ever made to watch and whilst it has nothing on today's standard of gore, it was in places one of the more enjoyable oldies and… More
Dean King
A very good early 80's slasher film with some original kills, even by today's standards! It did feel a little bit long and slow at times but it has… More
Alex roy
Happy Birthday To Me is one of the most memorable slashers of the 80's. One of the best aspects of the film is the the on screen kills. They may be… More