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Sean Patrick Flannery and Rod Taylor star in this horrific tale of a small town overrun by a conspiracy of flesh eating ravens. Middletown sheriff Wayne Merkle (Flannery) has grown used to the quiet life over the years, and like the other citizens of his bustling community he could have never suspected what horrors were about to unfold during his last day before moving to the city with his pretty new bride Cynthia (Kristin Booth). The first sign that something was amiss in the skies over Middletown occurred when outcast farmer Clyde (Stephen McHattie) was attacked. But the locals have all grown tired of Clyde's bizarre exploits over the years, so when he comes into town claiming that he was attacked by ravens most folks simply laugh him off. Their guffaws soon turn to blood-curdling screams, however, when the local girl's soccer team comes under attack and the citizens are forced to barricade themselves in the town diner. While Sheriff Merkle and his good friend Doc (Taylor) do their best to board up the diner and ensure the safety of the citizens, they quickly discover how futile their efforts were when the flesh-eating fowls make quick work of the flimsy shelter. It seems that local farmer Oskar (John Ralston) has been hiding some particularly unsettling developments from his fellow townspeople as of late, leaving the average citizens easy pickings for the razor-talon terror that circles above. As the day turns to night and the jet-black feathers of death become indistinguishable from the darkened sky, the few remaining survivors will wage one last, desperate stand against the army of merciless killers that circle overhead.

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Audience Reviews for Kaw

  • Sep 25, 2011
    Quite possibly one of the greatest films SyFy has ever done. It's bad. Everything about it is bad. From the acting to the really bad make-up\costume design. But it's just...so good....from the first minute to the last. The story is really awesome, and some scenes were just brutal. Definately one of my Top 3 SyFy films, ever made. Loved it.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    The film is relatively well made. I never doubted the existence of these ravens, nor their animosity towards humans. It was well shot and had some decent actors too. The problem is that it played it too straight. It never really found the humour. This would be OK if it managed to get the tension or scares right, but it just fizzles flat. This is a real pity, as you may as well watch The Birds, a truly terrifying film that also shows why you shouldn't explain everything. Kaw even takes one of the actors from that film, when it should have just had more fun. Not embarrassing, but not incredibly entertaining either. The best thing about it is the title, which I can't help but say in an annoying bird sound kind of way.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2009
    Well first of all, all that screaming and no point in the plot. I mean suddenly the revealing BSE? And suddenly I felt like I watched the 2 hours a spoof of Birds by Alfred Hitchcock.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2007
    Eh. There's better to be seen from the straight-to-DVD horror flick crowd. Notable scenes: the oddly fecal appearance of some of the facial wounds, the part where the birds start throwing rocks at a stranded bus, the hilarious fake beards, and the fact that the ravens are going crazy because they've contracted MAD COW DISEASE. Let's think about that one for a second, guys. We don't even know if mad cow disease can get to humans, let alone omnivorous birds. What would possess a bird to eat dead bovine, anyway? Plot devices suck!
    Drew S Super Reviewer

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