When people talk about Australian horror films, it’s usually about the horrors found in the outback. In the untamed parts. But Alison’s Birthday (1981) brings the horror to home which was unusual for Australian horror at the time. Devil worshiping cults and the panic surrounding them started to grow in the 80s in Australia and it all started with the witch of Kings Cross a few decades prior. Rosaleen Norton, a strong independent woman, really brought devil worship to light in Australia during the 50s. In some way, the public scare was able to manifest itself in the film Alison’s Birthday. In some ways, Rosaleen’s movement and ideas were the cake, and Alison’s Birthday was the icing on top that brought it all together.
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