1970, three children were born during a
lunar eclipse in which is controlled the
emotions on these children since this
eclipse blocked Saturn with the moon and
sun in the way. Ten years later these
children were long time friends and are
planning a birthday party but they have
grown to be cold blooded killers as they
murdered a teenage couple named Duke
Benson (Ben Marley) and Annie Smith
(Erica Hope) trying to have sex in an
open burial ground.
One of the killers is a girl named Debbie
Brody (Elizabeth Hoy) whom is the
daughter of the head Sheriff named James
(Bert Kramer) who was doing a lecture at
her grade school and telling the news of
the two murdered couple finding a broken
jump rope near the graveyard which seemed
to belong to one of the kids and was
being questioned. Debbie and her triplet
friends Curtis Taylor (Billy Jacoby) and
Steven Seton (Andy Freeman) plan to kill
him and while they do so Debbie tells her
Mom (Melinda Cordell) that he tripped on
a staircase and hit his head.
Next they go on a killing spree inclduing
murdering their strict teacher Miss Viola
Davis (Susan Strassberg) since she
scolded them for not doing their homework
as well as killing more people in the
neighborhood and making a scrapbook out
of the newspaper clips on these victims.
One of the kids' friend named Curtis
Taylor (K.C. Martel) who experinced a
nasty prank in a junkyard by one of them
and his older sister Joyce (Lori Lethin)
suddenly become aware that they are
responsible for all of this and then
become endangered by them while trying to
struggle to stay alive.
good beginning with two horny teenagers making out at a graveyard in an open grave. We spot a good
shot on a shovel bashing the one of the teen's head as well as another one being
strangled by a rope. Yet their reactions
looked terribly phony.
There's a good shot on Timmy Russell climbing through a window with a knife on
a kitchen table and then the knife
falling to the ground.
We spot a cheesy scene with Sheriff James Brody at an elementary school doing
a lecture and discussing about the deaths
of two teenagers with shots onthe three children Debbie Brody, Curtis Taylor and Steven Seton looking at one
another in their classroom.
There's a cheesily chastising
moment with a teacher named Miss Viola Davis towards all these three children about not doing their homework on their
Birthday which at the same time leaves a
nice impression that she could be the
There's a good moment with Debbie talking to Curtis and Steven while peeping through her closet hole in
the wall with a good shot on Beverly Brody dancing around and changing
into her clothes giving it that nice 80's
We also spot a suspenseful shot on James stepping down while a skateboard is
placed on a step and him just missing it
while Debbie is calling to him and
then a good shot on Steven swinging his bat at him. However his
blocking looked a wee bit lacking.
There's cheesy shots with people grieving
at a funeral it
wasn't at all believeable.
We have a good moment with Curtis daring Timmy to go in a fridge
at a junkyard and then nice moves on Curt locking him in. There's good inside shots
of Timmy struggling in the
fridge at a junkyard and trying to get out.
There's a good shot on Curtis pointing a gun at Miss Davis while she's preparing some paintings for
We have a good shot on Timmy sitting on top of a ledge of a treehouse
and Debbie behind him about to push
him off in which this moment looked perfectly well done.
We spot some good cheesy shots on Joyce Taylor
running away in a junkyard with Curtis, Debbie and Steven driving
a trashed vehicle towards her as you
wonder if she will escape or not.
There's a good moment with Curtis putting icing on a cake with him looking
at a bottle of ant poison giving it that
creepy feel while there's shots on
We spot a good moment on Beverly burning a scrapbook with Debbie picking up a sharp object from the
fireplace and about to attack her with
There's a good shot with Debbie preparing to use an arrow in the peephole
of her closet and then a nice shot on Beverly about to look into the hole and a good fast paced
shot on Debbie herself shooting the arrow
in her eye.
We spot a nice sibling discussion between Timmy and Joyce discussing the
eclipse of the 1970 incident of the three
kids. This moment looked very natural.
We spot a good camera shot looking up on Joyce while slowly going through a house
hallway holding a trophy of some sort in
the air for protection while acting
scared checking on an open door for an
intruder which looked suspenseful and
reminds you of those other slasher film
situations such as Halloween.
There's some good creepy still shots on
both Timmy sleeping on a couch
and Joyce reading while Curtis tries to aim a gun at them. There's good
adventureous moments when these two try
to escape from him and hide as well as
struggling to get away from Debbie when she uses her bow and arrow. Alot of
great shots on these moments with them
trying to find any way on escaping in the
Ahh yes one of
those early 80's retro cheesy cult
slasher films since this one was released
with the other one's like it. I'm meaning
the slasher flick's that are so bad it's
good. The slasher boom was really making
great raves and it inspired alot of non
mainstream one's after the one's released
in 1980 like Friday the 13th or Prom Night. This
happened to be an example too. It's very
entertaining if you're in the right state
of mind to watch a cheesy flick with a
rough and dated performances.
It's very imaginative on ten year old
kids who were born on the same day of a
lunar eclipse since alot of stories make
out that the eclipse can bring evil
things and making out that these children
are one of Lucifer's creations. It's
interesting to find children killing
people instead of adults or teenagers.
It's kinda like watching a childhood life
if Michael Myers wasn't put away after
killing his sister Judith. It also
reminds you of those bratty kids that
weren't disciplined and watching this
movie would scare you imagining if they
would go that far to top it all off.
Sometimes it gets disappointing towards
close to the end and you will see what I
mean and a sequel never arose due to a
lack of interest which is my guess. It
was very popular at the video store
rentals after it's theatrical release
back in the 80's and sadly it's rare if
you see it renting in a store as of today
since we spot so many remakes in stores
with other horror films during the
millenium and very few retro one's.
The acting is a
bit stale and bland as lead actress Lori Lethin (Joyce Taylor) played the scream queen Jamie Lee
Curtis type in the film but seemed
very phony with her scared emotions or
crying on set for that matter.Does a nice job getting demanding towards someone after catching them doing something that seems deadly as well as a good panicking attitude too. She still
represented herself well enough and I can
see her working in other low budget
horror flicks like this one.
K.C. Martel (Timmy Russel) seemed to bring on the
charm to his part of the film as the
younger brother as he shows good energy
with his performance. He does well acting
tough when he needed to be and shows nice
aggressions too. He does some good heavy breathing while struggling inside a refridgerator. Also shows some good blocking by punching someone and pinning them at a school ground.
Elizabeth Hoy (Debbie Brody) showed a nice evil
bratty attitude on her part and trying to
cover up acting innocent which seemed
deadly about her in which she was perfect
by doing. There's a scene that she does well acting innocently evil after she killed someone and trying to cover up. She really stood out very well
by playing one of the child murderers.
She kinda reminds you of those other
little girl types of appeals that seems
deadly towards others. Way to go.
We spot a very young Billy Jacoby (Curtis Taylor) before his semi-regular role in the 80's
sitcom Silver Spoons and
knew his part inside out pretty much. He
showed a nice devilish expressions to his
role in the film as you'd really wanna
kill him for his murderous attitude. I
Melinda Cordell (Ms. Brody) sometimes overly
does it as a basket case and newly
widowed mother in the film but she really
knew how to cry on set and act disturbed
about stuff. Plus does a nice job making an announcement and breaking into a sob while bringing out a cake in which she looked believeably dysfunctional and sad.
Julie Brown (Beverly Brody) had the right looks and
appeal as a typical teenager in the film
and strutted her stuff not too badly. She
really had the right look for a low
budget teenage slasher flick like this
one. There's a good scene when she gets vulgar. This was also her very first
co-starring role in a movie and later on
became a household name in bigger
We have an open blouse on
bit part actress Erica Hope in
an open burial ground
There's a good strip tease by Julie
Brown while she's in her room and
changing into her clothes with full
breasts and butt shot revealed.
We have a breast shot on bit part actress Sylvia Wright in a van as well as a
butt shot on John Avery making
out in their van.
Nothing too bloody
like you'd expect but the odd bloody
gunshots and an arrow stabbed in an eye
but it's not really graphic.
Arlon Ober composed some cheesy 80's horror sounds
for this film with alot of screechy
violin playing for when the murders are
about to attack as well as the odd
trumpet playing too. There's also some
low violin music for the real suspenseful
moments. He seemed like he was trying to
borrow a bit from Harry Manfredini's music
on the Friday the 13th flicks. Still it wasn't terrible.
Russel: This is Debbie's chart. It's
really weird. Because there was an
eclipse the day she was born, both the
sun and the moon were blocking Saturn.
There should be something missing from