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!

ellisavet
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4 days ago

Entertaining film with plenty of suspense, a real snapshot of peoples’ - highly inaccurate lol - ideas surrounding magic, “Celtic” beliefs etc at the time. Fun DIY ouija/“spirits in the glass” board at the start too, again very much of its time.

Jen22
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5 days ago

interesting scrabble tile ouija board

salli
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3 weeks ago

really enjoyed, if you are a fan of movies like Rosemary's Baby (like another review said and sold me on giving this a go) you might really like this :)

SpliceOfCake
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3 weeks ago

Ands this is why you listen to your parents, kids.

boner
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1 month ago