We’ve all used the expression “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to,” but in the case of Happy Birthday to Me, it’s more than just a cliche. And now that the film is being re-released with the full restored score, we can hear it just like it was intended to sound.
Bo Harwood and Lance Rubin composed the film’s haunting orchestral score. Happy Birthday to Me was directed by Academy Award® nominee J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone, 10 to Midnight, Murphy’s Law) and stars Emmy Award® nominee Melissa Sue Anderson (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Midnight Offerings”) and Golden Globe Award® winner and Hollywood legend Glenn Ford (3:10 to Yuma, Blackboard Jungle, The Big Heat, Superman), along with such familiar co-stars as Lawrence Dane (Scanners, Of Unknown Origin, Bride of Chucky), Daytime Emmy Award® winner Tracy Bregman (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless”) and Matt Craven (Public Enemies, Crimson Tide, Jacob’s Ladder).
Welcome to upscale Crawford Academy, where everybody – particularly new student Ginny Wainwright (Anderson) – wants to be a part of the school’s most popular clique. But now, it seems that they’re dying to get out, as a killer has been butchering the group’s members, one by one. Could a deadly accident from Ginny’s past be connected to the brutal killings? And as her 18th birthday approaches, will Ginny be the guest of honor at the most horrific party of all?
A Happy Birthday to Me remake is of course being talked about with the twist that it’ll be in 3D, but forget about that for now and just relive the “six most bizarre murders you will ever see” when Anchor Bay Entertainment‘s new edition DVD hits shelves on October 13, 2009.
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