Unhappy Birthday

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It's that day of the year when you get what you deserve!

Directors: Mark Harriott, Mike Matthews

Writer: Mark Harriott, Mike Matthews

Stars: David Paisley, Christina De Vallee, Jill Riddiford


A refreshingly queer take on the classic British horror film and inspired by cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, Unhappy Birthday has a playfully retro vibe, a healthy irreverence and a deliciously deviant heart. Starring David Paisley (Holby City), David McGillivray (House of Whipcord) and Jonathan Keane (Spring).

A surprise birthday party becomes a living nightmare for city-dwelling couple Sadie and Rick and their friend Jonny. They are invited to visit the remote tidal island of Amen by Corinne – an enigmatic local who hopefully holds the answers to long-buried family secrets. Amen is populated by a historically close-knit community who discourage strangers from visiting. So why have these three outsiders really been allowed on to the island? Despite the bucolic nature of the island the trio have a growing sense of unease, but they find themselves trapped by the tide and at the mercy of the islanders. As the horror of their situation unfolds, these visitors will wish they’d never been born!

  • “Endlessly watchable, Unhappy Birthday comes on like a hip new version of The Wicker Man”
    - SexGoreMutants.co.uk
  • "Bold and wholly original"
    - SoSoGay.org
  • "Darkly sexy"
    - QX Magazine
Cast: David Paisley, Christina De Vallee, Jill Riddiford
Directors: Mark Harriott, Mike Matthews
Writers: Mark Harriott, Mike Matthews
Country: UK
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 90 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 24-10-2011
VoD Release Date: 24-10-2011
DVD Extras: Making Of | Director & Cast Commentary
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652351
Year: 2011

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