Dead Birds (2004)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2004 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 8,413
A handful of thieves discover they have more to worry about than the law in this independent horror story, set during the Civil War. William (Henry Thomas) is the leader of a group of runaway Confederate soldiers who, with the help of an escaped slave and an Army nurse, stage a daring robbery at a bank holding a cache of rebel gold. The heist does not go smoothly, and William's associates soon fall into in-fighting as they head toward Mexico with their stolen fortune. Needing a place to rest for
Jan 1, 2004 Wide
Mar 15, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Official Site
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Solid acting, at times brilliant camera work, and superb sound design all contribute to make this a truly frightening winner.
You're not likely to lose a night's sleep over it . . . but you may find yourself double-checking under the bed before turning in.
About the only thing that is original and unfamiliar about this house of horrors horror film is that it is set during the Civil War.
The deliberate pacing of the movie does take a while to get used to, though, especially for viewers who like their horror movies fast and bloody.
Other than the refreshing setting, there isn't much else going on in Birds that you haven't seen a million times anywhere else.
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