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      Dead Birds

      R 2004 1 hr. 31 min. Horror List
      60% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 40% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score William (Henry Thomas), a Confederate soldier, has gone AWOL with a crew of other men. As the group, among it a runaway slave (Isaiah Washington) and a nurse (Nicki Aycox), makes its way along, it stops off to rob a bank clean. Looking to plan a getaway, the gang heads into an empty house to hole up for the evening. As the soldiers start arguing with one another, strange things begin happening in the house -- and everyone in the group soon realizes that the place is haunted. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 01 Buy Now

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      Curt D It's a little slow to start, but has a creepy premise with a few excellent jump scares. Not your usual, run-of-the-mill horror film. Beats the 'The Grudge' anytime. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review colin m Three stars. It was okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Save yourself some time. If you're a fan of the genre (especially the "Western Horror" subgenre) then this one is probably just going to disappoint. It's slowly paced - a common attribute of Westerns, so tolerable - but lacking scares when they finally come, which isn't a great combo. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Movie was alright. Nothing special but it passed the time. Cgi wasn't that great either but it was only 2004 after all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw several recommendations for this from quarantined folks on r/horror as they all said it was very creepy (most saying it was scary) and that the plot was entertaining. I don't agree. I didn't find it to be creepy at all. The plot is serviceable, hence 2*, but the acting was noticeably weak at times, to the point it became a distraction. May be my expectations were too high... idk, but imo this was a low budget that felt too much like a low budget. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Finely executed horror film! Great use of lightning & shadows bringing to life the dark ominous mansion & landscape, not to mention a fantastic cast. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh The unexpected setting and inclusion of Lovecraftian lore, combined with a talented ensemble, make for a somewhat satisfying and spooky story. Rated: 3/5 Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Jason Adams My New Plaid Pants There are all sorts of really wonderfully shot and framed nightmare-inducing visions to be had here Jul 14, 2021 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed What a shame it didn't get the theater treatment... Rated: 3/4 Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts Dull, boring, silly, but starring the kid from E.T. Rated: D Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Steve Dread Central Solid acting, at times brilliant camera work, and superb sound design all contribute to make this a truly frightening winner. Rated: 4/5 Feb 1, 2006 Full Review Brian Mckay eFilmCritic.com 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. Rated: 4/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis William (Henry Thomas), a Confederate soldier, has gone AWOL with a crew of other men. As the group, among it a runaway slave (Isaiah Washington) and a nurse (Nicki Aycox), makes its way along, it stops off to rob a bank clean. Looking to plan a getaway, the gang heads into an empty house to hole up for the evening. As the soldiers start arguing with one another, strange things begin happening in the house -- and everyone in the group soon realizes that the place is haunted.
      Director
      Alex Turner
      Screenwriter
      Simon Barrett
      Production Co
      Silver Nitrate Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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