Alison's Birthday

Alison's Birthday

Alison's Birthday is a 1981 Australian horror film, written and directed by Ian Coughlan, produced by the Australian Film Commission, Fontana Films and the Seven Network, and starring Joanne Samuel, Lou Brown, Bunney Brooke, John Bluthal, and Vincent Ball. It follows a teenage girl who finds herself the subject of a sinister ritual planned to take place on her 19th birthday.


Sixteen-year-old Alison Findlay, along with two of her female classmates, Chrissie and Maureen, play with a ouija board. During the session, Chrissie apparently becomes possessed by an entity claiming to be Alison's father, warning her that something bad will occur on her 19th birthday. Moments later, a bookcase collapses on Chrissie, killing her.